TOOLS: Open-Source Stats

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Science  28 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5611, pp. 1289
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5611.1289d

Researchers from epidemiologists to atmospheric chemists rely on a statistics program called S-PLUS to crunch their data. The 2-year-old R project has developed an open-source version of this workhorse package. The free software's capabilities range from nonlinear modeling to time-series analysis and include many graphing options. Contributors include John Chambers, who led the Bell Labs group that wrote the S language in the 1970s.

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