Manual mode updating application
Finally, an incidental (but very useful) side-effect of ESS is that a transcript of your session is kept for later saving or editing.
No special knowledge of Emacs is necessary when using S interactively under ESS.
For those that use S in the typical edit–test–revise cycle when programming S functions, ESS provides for editing of S functions in Emacs edit buffers.
In this manual we use the standard notation for describing the keystrokes used to invoke certain commands. Most of the useful commands are bound to keystrokes for ease of use.
Also, the most popular commands are also available through the emacs menubar, and finally, if available, a small subset are provided on the toolbar.
Thomas Lumley’s Stata mode, written around 1996, was also folded into ESS.
More changes were made to support additional statistical languages, particularly XLisp Stat.
ESS is a package which is designed to make editing and interacting with statistical packages more uniform, user-friendly and give you the power of emacs as well.
ESS provides several features which make it easier to interact with the ESS process (a connection between your buffer and the statistical package which is waiting for you to input commands).
Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) provides an intelligent, consistent interface between the user and the software.
ESS interfaces with SAS, S-PLUS, R, BUGS/JAGS and other statistical analysis packages on Unix, Linux and Microsoft Windows.
ESS assists in interactive and batch execution of statements written in these statistical analysis languages.
The S family (S, Splus and R) and SAS statistical analysis packages provide sophisticated statistical and graphical routines for manipulating data.
These include: ’ function, for example) severely limiting.