Reversing the trend

My first book, Beginning Data Science, had a decent length at a bit more than a hundred thousand words.

After that, the books just got shorter and shorter, with Functional Programming at 31K words, Object-oriented Programming at 28K words Metaprogramming at about 24K words (Metaprogramming was published before OOP, but I wrote OOP before Metaprogramming).

With Functional Data Structures I’m reversing the trend. This book won’t be as long as the data science book, but it might end just a bit short of 50K words, so it will have a decent length for a technical book.

It is still a bit short for a text book, but for covering a single technical topic, I think it is an appropriate length.

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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