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Practical Data Science with R: Release date announced

March 25th, 2014

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It took a little longer than we’d hoped, but we did it! Practical Data Science with R will be released on April 2nd (physical version). The eBook version will follow soon after, on April 15th. You can preorder the pBook now on the Manning book page. The physical version comes with a complimentary eBook version (when the eBook is released), in all three formats: PDF, ePub, and Kindle.

If you haven’t yet, order it now!

(softbound 416 pages, black and white; includes access to color PDF, ePub and Kindle when available)


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  1. Maxim
    March 26th, 2014 at 00:48 | #1

    I have already downloaded my final (MEAP) copy from Manning.

  2. March 26th, 2014 at 09:21 | #2

    I’ve been looking forward to this book. Just downloaded the eBook and am waiting for pBook to ship.

  3. April 8th, 2014 at 13:59 | #3

    Just received my pBook from the publisher. The PDF is published with color and the pBook is not published with color.

    Isn’t the pBook supposed to be the same as the PDF?

    • April 8th, 2014 at 14:40 | #4

      The pBook is softbound black and white (as most Manning books are) and the e-editions (PDF, ePub, and Kindle) get to be color. That could be clearer on the Manning and Amazon sites (truly sorry about that, I have now added some notes where I can- but I can’t edit book details). Most technical books from O’Reilly, Manning, CRC, Morgan Kaufmann, MIT Press, and Artima are in black and white (R Graphics Cookbook being a notable exception).

      We do make an effort to vary textures (to ensure legibility) and to not use color names to refer to graphs and. All pBook owners get access to all the color e-book forms (and most graphs can be reproduced in color from the example code found on the book’s GitHub repository: https://github.com/WinVector/zmPDSwR ).

  4. spotless
    April 14th, 2014 at 20:54 | #5

    Just downloaded my PDF today, will be starting this after “R in action”

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