A Note to Readers

A note to readers: this text is a work in progress. It will eventually be published in this format as well as a more traditional physical medium by Chapman & Hall/CRC.

Chapters 1 through 6 have been completed (pending more comments) and the rest are being constructed as you read this.

We’ve released this initial version to get more feedback beyond what our excellent reviewers and editor have already provided. Feedback can be given at the GitHub repo https://github.com/topepo/FES/issues. Copyediting has not been done yet so read at your own risk. Right now, we are primarily interested in the quality and orgainization of the content but are open to all of your thoughts.

Code and data will be provided but not until everything has been finalized. That might be frustrating but we’d rather wait.

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