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ESS is an Emacs-Lisp interface for interactive statistical programming and data analysis. Languages supported include: S dialects (S 3/4, S-PLUS 3.x, and R), LispStat dialects (XLispStat, ViSta), and SAS. Stata and SPSS dialect (SPSS, Fiasco) support is being examined for possible future implementation (a preliminary Stata mode is distributed).

Current Version:   5.0

License Type:   GPL

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Tested with S-PLUS 3.3 and 3.4, R 0.49 and 0.50, XLispStat 3.50, S4, and SAS on (when available) SunOS, Solaris, SGI, and Linux (Unix) systems

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Emacs, XEmacs

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