[R] S Programming Book at Amazon.com

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 9 09:50:13 CET 2001

On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, David Scott wrote:

> On Mon, 8 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.
> > 
> Very strange stuff. Amazon says S Programming is out of stock at the
> publishers and wait for reprinting. The publishers, Springer, say it is in
> stock. Also Pinheiro and Bates is listed at US$69.95 at the Springer site.

The authors' understanding is that `S Programming' is in print at
Springer, but is about to reprint.  It would not the the first time
the publisher had it wrong: at least once there were no copies of MASS
in the US and thousands in Germany.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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