[R] Authoring a book

Tom Backer Johnsen backer at psych.uib.no
Thu Aug 24 08:37:40 CEST 2006

Jack B. Arnold wrote:
> Dear Tom,
> Looking forward to your book.  "Psychologists and students" clearly need 
> all the encouragement to use R that they can get.  I have been using it 
> for a couple of years now, and find, that for most purposes, it is just 
> a little harder to get into than the expensive commercial packages.
> That said, as an old timer, I can't pass up the opportunity to 
> discourage younger colleagues from using constructions like "Me and some 
> colleagues ..."  "Some colleagues and I" is a lot more polite and it is 
> also grammatically correct.

Thank you.  English is my second (or third, perhaps fourth) language 
and my mastering of it is (naturally) less than perfect.


> The best and good luck.
> Jack
> Jack B. Arnold
> Professor of Psychology, Retired
> Saint Mary's College of California
> Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>> Me and some colleagues are planning to write a textbook together
>> ("Statistics using R") where the target audience for the book is
>> psychologists and students of psychology.
>> We thought that it might be a good idea to use a Wiki when writing the
>> text.  Is that a good idea?  Does anybody have any experience in that
>> direction?  What alternatives are there?
>> The tool (Wiki) would have to be able to handle tables and
>> mathematical formulas in some manner, and of course, some mechanism to
>> export the contents to a word processor in the final stages.
>> I have my own server, Windows, based on Apache, PhP, and MySQL.
>> Tom
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