[OS X TeX] [Sort-of Off]: Plotting Software

Fernando Pereira fcnpereira at mac.com
Tue Mar 7 09:44:31 EST 2006

On Mar 7, 2006, at 4:37 AM, markus bongard wrote:
> R -  is `GNU S', a freely available language and environment for  
> statistical computing and graphics which provides a wide variety of  
> statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear  
> modeling, statistical tests, time series analysis, classification,  
> clustering, etc. -> http://cran.r-project.org/

Although R/S's language takes some getting used to, there's excellent  
documentation and several outstanding text books for it, and it  
produces easily the best statistical plots of any free software. The  
investment in learning R will pay off handsomely in better data  
analysis. Depending on what I'm doing and who I'm working with, it's  
either R or MATLAB (not free). Both produce plots that are easy to  
incorporate into LaTeX documents.

-- F

------------------------- Info --------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
          & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list