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XLISP-STAT

Luke Tierney
School of Statistics
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Mn. 55455
luke@umnstat.stat.umn.edu

XLISP-STAT is an extensible system for statistical computing and dynamic graphics which is based on a dialect of Lisp called XLISP (developed by David Betz). To facilitate statistical computations the author modified standard Lisp functions for addition, logarithms, etc., to operate on lists and arrays of numbers, and also added a number of basic statistical functions. Several basic forms of plots, including histograms, scatterplots, 3-dimensional rotatable plots and scatterplot matrices are provided. These plots support various forms of interactive highlighting operations and can be linked so points highlighted in one plot will be highlighted in all linked plots. Interactions with the plots are controlled by the mouse, menus and dialog boxes. An object-oriented programming system is used to make it possible to customize menus, dialogs, and the way plots respond to mouse actions.

An manual of over 100 pages is provided in LaTeX form. More complete documentation is published as a book, "Lisp-Stat: An object-oriented environment for statistical computing and dynamic graphics", that is available from Wiley. Some of the chapter headings from the manual include Regression, Matrices and Arrays, Nonlinear Regression, One Way ANOVA, Maximization and Maximum Likelihood Estimation, and Approximate Bayesian Computations.

			      COPYRIGHT
				   
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* XLISP-STAT 2.1 Copyright (c) 1990, by Luke Tierney
* XLISP version 2.1, Copyright (c) 1989, by David Betz.
*
* Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software 
* and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, 
* provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and 
* that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear 
* in supporting documentation, and that the name of Luke Tierney and 
* David Betz not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to 
* distribution of the software without specific, written prior 
* permission.  Luke Tierney and David Betz make no representations 
* about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is 
* provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
*
* LUKE TIERNEY AND DAVID BETZ DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO 
* THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY 
* AND FITNESS, IN NO EVENT SHALL LUKE TIERNEY NOR DAVID BETZ BE 
* LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY 
* DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, 
* WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS 
* ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE 
* OF THIS SOFTWARE.
* 
* XLISP-STAT AUTHOR:
*               Luke Tierney
*               School of Statistics
*               University of Minnesota
*               Minneapolis, MN 55455
*               (612) 625-7843
* 
*       Email Address:
*               internet: luke@umnstat.stat.umn.edu
*
* XLISP AUTHOR:
*              David Betz
*              P.O. Box 144
*              Peterborough, NH 03458
*              (603) 924-4145
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(modified from the documentation)
Visit ftp://ftp.stat.umn.edu/ via anonymous ftp.

Look at the readme file from the program.