As computing technologies have been developed rapidly and continuously, statistical languages should be frequently improved by adopting them for realizing comfortable statistical environments. Although that work was a difficult task before, we can implement such languages easily by modern software techniques such as the Java language, which unifies recent computer technologies widely and neatly. In this paper, we describe the idea of a new Jasp (JAva based Statistical Processor) language, which is a function-based and object-oriented language, is suitable for interactive operation, and has fiexibilities and diverse extensibilities. Considering required characteristics for a statistical language, we decide to implement the Jasp language by Java technologies through the Pnuts language, which is a script language written in Java, and a preprocessing approach. This implementation brings several advantages such as reduction of development costs, effective uses of existing resources, and adequate reliabilities.
- Journal of the Japanese Society of Computational Statistics
Journal of the Japanese Society of Computational Statistics 14 (1), 59-67, 2001-12-01