[R] RH5.2 bundle

Hedderik van Rijn rijn at swi.psy.uva.nl
Wed Jan 13 19:54:37 CET 1999

[About publishing a R-book]

> > The advantage of this is (a) it is *much* more convenient for the user,
> > (b) it gets some money into the R community, especially if it was sold
> > directly over the web, which could help finance the next version (c)  it
> > is a serious publication that will get cited with an ISBN number and (d)
> > it will encourage the managers of the institutions where all you good
> Secondly, should one stick to the "freely distributable" way, even if
> actual books were produced and would any publisher accept such a
> scheme? I agree that ISBN numbers are important for several reasons. 

I'm not sure whether you refers with the freely distributable also to the
"to be written book", but I think one might be able to find a publisher to
accept a scheme in which an book accompanies freely available software and
reference manuals. For example, although I know the user base is somewhat
different, "The LaTeX companion" is a good example of this scheme.

Probably I would be one of the firsts to buy such a book.



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