Paperback version of Functional Programming in R

I was a little surprised by my quick survey to find that more people prefer ebooks over paperbacks for programming textbooks. I do prefer ebooks for most books I read, but I tend to slightly prefer hard copies for text books. Most prefer to have both an ebook and a paperback, and I would as well.

Anyway, I looked into what it would take to make a paperback and it is really very little. I want a black-and-white print—to keep costs down—but I can get that with a single option to Pandoc, so that didn’t take long. I had to reformat a few lines where code goes over the margin, but I should do that for the PDF anyway. The only troublesome part is making a book cover. I’ve used Canva for the ebook covers, but they don’t have designs for entire books, and the cover designer that Amazon provides is, hmm, not full of pretty designs.

That is what is holding me back right now, but my patience is running out and I’ll just pick something soon, I think.

Author: Thomas Mailund

My name is Thomas Mailund and I am a research associate professor at the Bioinformatics Research Center, Uni Aarhus. Before this I did a postdoc at the Dept of Statistics, Uni Oxford, and got my PhD from the Dept of Computer Science, Uni Aarhus.

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