As I mentioned a few months ago, I'm going to turn Software Carpentry into a book. Here's the present status:
|Interlude: What Is Text?||1071|
|Functions and Libraries||9409|
|Interlude: Boolean Logic||921|
|Case Study: Invasion Percolation||8929|
|Interlude: How Are Numbers Stored?||1828|
|Sets and Dictionaries||7627|
|Case Study: Phylogenetic Trees||1689|
|Interlude: Configuring Programs||2146|
|HTML and XML||6404|
|Building Desktop GUIs||137|
167,673 words might seem like a lot, but based on past experience, I think I'm about halfway to a readable book—editing is always as much work as writing stuff in the first place.
Originally posted at Software Carpentry.