The translation of the book Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R is close to being completed. The copy-editing and page-setting are done, I have received the cover proposal and am happy with it, so it should now go to production and be ready by early January, (earlier than the tentative end of February indicated on amazon) maybe in time for my R class students to get it before the exam. Thanks to the efforts of Pierre-André Cornillon and Eric Matzner (from the Université de Haute-Bretagne in Rennes), the move from the Use R! series format to the Pratique R series format was done seamlessly and effortlessly for me. (Again, thanks to the traductors who did produce their translations in sometimes less than a month!) I am curious to see how much of a market there is for the French translation… The Japanese translation is scheduled for August 2011 at the very least, but I am obviously not involved at all in this translation!