Writing progress template

I haven’t written here in a while. I have blogged a bit on my R blog, but not really a lot there recently either. For various reasons, not least that I haven’t had much to write about.

I have finished my Domain Specific Languages in R book a little while ago and am still waiting for the proofs. I don’t know the correct release date yet, but it is usually shortly after I have gotten the proofs. I’ll let you know when I know more myself.

Besides that, I’ve had a few programming projects I’ve played around with, and I have been writing on a book about hash tables, The Joys of Hashing. A draft is available on Gumroad and Payhip. The latter is something I’m trying out.

I will move some of my other books there as well; those that do not belong to Apress. I just have to wait for the Kindle Select terms to finish. You can preorder them there, though, if you want. I will also put them up on iTunes when I can. They are already uploaded, so should be available for preorder soon. Payhip doesn’t support preorders, so that has to wait a bit.

Speaking of writing, though, and those update figures shown above, people often ask me where I get those. If I have a fancy editor that keeps track of progress. I don’t. I think the next version if iA Writer might have some progress measurement, but I’m not sure. I simply use a spreadsheet.

I have made a Numbers template for it, and you can download it here. Feel free to use it any way you like, you just have to update the cover image, chapter names, and goals, and you should be good to go.

I don’t have Excel, so I can’t make a template for that. If you can port the template, it would be great if you could send it to me, and I can update this post with it.

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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