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This is the README file for the distribution of ESS version 
@include ../VERSION

The first release of the 5.2 series.  ESS is a GNU Emacs and XEmacs mode
for interactive statistical programming and data analysis.  Languages
supported: the S family (S 3/4, S-PLUS 3/4/5/6, and R), SAS, XLispStat,
Stata and BUGS.  Installation help can be found in sections for both
Unix and Windows.  ESS grew out of the desire for bug fixes and
extensions to S-mode and SAS-mode as well as a consistent union of their
features in one package.

The current development team is led by Martin Maechler since August
2004. Former project leader A.J. (Tony) Rossini
(@email{rossini@@blindglobe.net}) did the initial port to
XEmacs and has been the primary coder.  Martin Maechler
(@email{maechler@@stat.math.ethz.ch}) and Kurt Hornik
(@email{hornik@@ci.tuwien.ac.at}) have assisted with S-PLUS, S4, R, and
XLispStat.  Stephen Eglen (@email{stephen@@gnu.org}) has worked mostly
on R support.  Richard M. Heiberger (@email{rmh@@temple.edu}) has
assisted with S-PLUS and S4 development for Windows.  Richard and 
Rodney A. Sparapani (@email{rsparapa@@mcw.edu}) have done much of the work 
implementing interactive SAS (iESS[SAS]) and batch SAS (ESS[SAS]) support.  

We are grateful to the previous developers of S-mode (Doug Bates, Ed Kademan,
Frank Ritter, David M. Smith), SAS-mode (Tom Cook) and Stata-mode (Thomas 
Lumley).
@c The name is ESS.  Not ESS-mode.

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@section License

@include license.texi

@node New Features, Current Features, License, General Information
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@section New Features

@include newfeat.texi

@node Current Features, Stability, New Features, General Information
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@section Current Features

@include currfeat.texi

@node Stability, Requirements, Current Features, General Information
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@section Stability

@include stabilty.texi

@node Requirements, Latest Version, Stability, General Information
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@section Requirements

@include requires.texi

@node Latest Version, Installation, Requirements, General Information
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@section Getting the Latest Version

@include getting.texi
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@node Installation, Reporting Bugs, Latest Version, General Information
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@section Installation (from tar file)

@include inst_tar.texi

@node Reporting Bugs, Mailing Lists, Installation, General Information
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@section Reporting Bugs

@include bugrept.texi

@node Mailing Lists, Authors, Reporting Bugs, General Information
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@section Mailing Lists

@include mailing.texi

@node Authors,  , Mailing Lists, General Information
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@section Authors

@include authors.texi

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