[R] S Programming Book at Amazon.com

Michael M. Meyer mikem at salter-point.com
Tue Jan 9 00:02:42 CET 2001

It was in stock, this morning.  Some of us even bought a copy :-).

s-luppescu at uchicago.edu said:
> On 08-Jan-2001 Bill Oliver wrote:
> As of a moment ago (9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 8, 2001), the S Programming
> book by
> Venables and Ripley was once again selling for 17.98 American dollars
> at
> Amazon.com. Alas, I notice that "Mixed Effects Models in S and S-Plus"
> by
> Pinheiro and Bates now lists at Amazon for 97.25 American dollars, as
> opposed to about $70 a little while ago.

> Yeah, but S Programming is out of stock. It's like that old joke:

> A woman goes into a produce store and asks the price of broccoli. The
> clerk tells her it's 0.89 a pound. She says, ``But down the street
> it's only 0.49 a pound.'' ``Well, why don't you buy it there?'' the
> clerk asks. ``They don't have any more in stock,'' she replies.
> ``Well, when we're out of it, it's 0.49 a pound here, too.''
> ________________________________________________________________

Mike Meyer, Salter Point Associates, Seattle WA

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