Well, here it is

It wasn’t really a lot of work, making a paperback version of Functional Programming in R, and uploading it to Amazon was really easy. The only stumbling block along the way was having to install a new version of Flash to preview the result.

Damn flash!

Reformatting the book to be printed took less than an hour. It took a couple of hours to proofread it—again—but that would be worth doing whether it got printed or not. The hard part was picking an cover design, and I am still not entirely happy about it. I just got tired of mucking about with it.

Anyway, go and see it here.

Considering that the survey clearly says that most people would prefer to have both a printed and an electrical version of a text book, I have set it up such that if you buy the paperback you can get the ebook for free through Amazon’s MatchBook program. You should be able to see that on the ebook page. I haven’t bought my own book—yet—so I haven’t tried it myself. I probably should. I’m curious about what it looks like.

Let me know what you think—and if you like it, do leave a review.

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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