A book about Rcpp

February 5, 2013
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(This article was first published on Thinking inside the box , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Some little birds had already been whispering about it, but I didn't want to jinx it and told myself I would wait with an announcement until the booksellers have (at least) placeholder pages. And as I learned from Duncan Murdoch via email earlier today, at least Chapters/Indigo had a page up, presumably scraped from the publisher page, so here it goes:
I have in fact handed a complete draft of my book about Seamless R and C++ Integration with Rcpp to Springer a few weeks ago. With a bit of luck on the production side, we could be seeing physical copies by May of a new title in their popular UseR! Series series.

And to the slowly growing new Rcpp site, I have added a a formal page about the Rcpp book where one can find information about it, including a link to the Springer page, links to a few bookseller's pages --- as well as a few wonderfully flattering endorsements. Eventually, errata and other support material should be available via this page too. Can't wait til I hold a physical copy in hand...

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