Next: XLISP-STAT Under the
This tutorial has dealt primarily with the Macintosh version of
XLISP-STAT. XLISP-STAT is also available on UNIX systems. If it has
been installed in a directory in your search path you should be able
to start it up by typing
at the UNIX shell level. There are a few differences between the
Macintosh and UNIX versions. On UNIX systems:
On basic UNIX systems the only graphics available are the functions
plot-points and plot-lines. These functions assume you
are using a Tektronix terminal or emulator.
UNIX versions of XLISP-STAT are designed to run on a standard terminal
and therefore do not provide parenthesis matching or indentation
support. If you use the GNU emacs editior you can
obtain both these features by running XLISP-STAT from within
emacs. Otherwise, for editing files with vi you can use the
-l flag to get some Lisp editing support.
To quit from the program type
On most systems you can also quit by typing a Control-D.
You can interrupt a calculation that is taking too
long or was started in error by typing a Control-C.
Data and example files are stored in the Data and
Examples subdirectories of the library tree. The functions
load-examples will look in these directories, so
will load the data sets for the tutorial. Within XLISP-STAT the
variable *default-path* shows the root directory of the
library; you can look there if you want to examine the example files.
The require function can be used to load program modules not
loaded at startup. To load the nonlinear regression module, for
example, use the expression
Tue Jan 21 15:04:48 CST 1997