XploRe - the statistical computing environment
is a computational environment for data analysis and statistics.
It provides a powerful set of statistical methods and is easily extended
by the user. XploRe users may offer their computational methods on the
net and thereby help in proliferating new technology and statistical methods.
XploRe is a procedural language, i.e., the user writes procedures or functions,
like in Pascal or C/C++. In contrast to these languages the declaration
of variables is not necessary in order to preserve the character of an
interpreter. Furthermore, variables can be collected in list structures,
so that it is possible to hold common information of a data set in a single
data object. Of course, all the features of an high-level language like
recursion, local variables, loops, and conditional execution are available.
Dynamic link calls are possible and remote procedure calls (RPC) to other
software enlarge the XploRe environment.
The data are represented as C++ classes. All numerical algorithms, the
administration of the symbol tables and of the flow control, as well as
most parts of the graphic subsystem are implemented in C++, too. XploRe is developed
for Windows, Solaris, HP-UX, SGI, and Linux. The XploRe Java Client and
Server engines are available for these platforms as well. A trial version of XploRe
may be downloaded for free.
The APSS (auto pilot support system) is available in HTML and can be used
with common browsers. The Java interface allows net based computing from
everywhere in the web. The Java interface is a full XploRe GUI with local
generation of graphics and data handling. It is the ideal tool for web
based teaching and proliferation of new statistical techniques.
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