Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) is a user interface for developing statistical applications and performing data analysis using any of several common statistical programming languages. ESS falls in the programming tools category of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), which are approaches for developing and visualizing computer programs. We discuss how it works, the advantages of using it, and extensions for increasing statistical programming efficiency.
Numerical Analysis and Computation
Rossini, Anthony; Maechler, Martin; Hornik, Kurt; Heiberger, Richard M.; and Sparapani, Rodney, "Emacs Speaks Statistics: A Universal Interface for Statistical Analysis" (July 2001). UW Biostatistics Working Paper Series. Working Paper 173.