An Introduction to S-PLUS

When you run S-PLUS, you will create many objects. Examples of objects are functions and datasets. You will usually access and manage these objects through S-PLUS, but you should know where they are stored on the computer system.

Setting up your S-PLUS environment

To effectively keep S-PLUS objects from different projects separate, you will need to learn a little bit of how to manipulate files and directories in UNIX. You will first learn how to create subdirectories and files for this purpose.

Specific instructions on the specific UNIX commands for this task are here.

A more general bare bones introduction to UNIX is here.

At this point, if you have not already done so, follow instructions on the other pages to make the necessary changes. You are ready to proceed when you have a .Data subdirectory in a directory named 496 and when you have created a .First function which automatically opens a graphics window and the online help window.

Chapter 1

Here is an outline of things to do from Chapter 1.

Other textbook references

Some of the things we mentioned in setting up your S-PLUS environment are also in your textbook. Here are some references.

Last modified: March 10, 1997

Bret Larget,