[R] The book: S Programming

Michael M. Meyer mikem at salter-point.com
Sun Dec 31 22:58:15 CET 2000

The Synopsis on Amazon.co.uk seems to refer to the book "Modern Applied 
Statistics with S-Plus, but otherwise these are the same two books.  
The US price of 59.95 converts to about 40.16 UK pounds (using a recent 
exchange rate).  Thus, except for the cost of mailing, it would seem 
that the US price is slightly better.  I would suggest you explore the 
shipping options (both price and delivery time) for the two sites and 
make a choice based on that.  My guess is that the US site will have a 
slightly lower shipping price and slightly faster delivery.

You (or perhaps Brian Ripley or Bill Venables) might want to contact 
Amazon.co.uk and suggest that they correct their catalog.  
Unfortunately, I don't much influence on these matters.

Regards, --Mike

>***> "Andrew Criswell" wrote (Mon, 01 Jan 2001 02:56:54 +0700)
> Will the real book "S Programming" please stand up.
> As I searched for this book both on AMAZON.COM and AMAZON.CO.UK, I found two
> different versions.
> On AMAZON.COM my search reveals
> S Programming (Statistics and Computing) by Brian D. Ripley, William N.
> Venables. Our Price: $59.95. Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours.
> Hardcover - 264 pages 1st edition (May 15, 2000) Springer Verlag; ISBN:
> 0387989668.
> But on AMAZON.CO.UK I discover
> S Programming, W.N. Venables, B.D. Ripley. Our Price: #44.50 Availability:
> Usually dispatched within 24 hours Hardcover - 400 pages 3rd Ed edition (30
> June, 2000). Springer-Verlag New York Inc.; ISBN: 0387989668.
> The implicit exchange rate between these two books, 1st ed. and 3rd, is
> 1.347 USD per GBP. I assume the 3rd edition from AMAZON.CO.UK is the most
> recent, it certainly is the better buy. But when I tried to explain all this
> to the AMAZON.COM folks I got merely computerized responses. They don't seem
> to get it, but I'm sure Drs. Venables and Ripley will.
> Happy holidays,
> Andrew Criswell
> Professor of Finance
> Graduate School, Bangkok University

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