## Monday, 12 November 2012

### You can't play a broken link

Just like James Morrison and Nelly Furtado say, you really can't play a broken string. And quite similarly, you just can't use a broken link.

I always find it very annoying when, while browsing a website, I find a broken link. You fall victim to the promise of interesting things to come, only to be disappointed by the error message filling up your screen $-$ something like when you're trying to call somebody on their phone and you get the "Sorry. The number you've dialled is not recognised" message.

But, I should really stop moaning about all this because, as it turns out (thanks to semi-anonymous George from Canada), I'm guilt of this crime myself and there were some broken links on the book webpage. Some of the files with the R code for the examples in chapters 4 and 5 (which I've already discussed here and here) were pointing to the wrong addresses and therefore weren't downloadable. This should be fixed now, so hopefully it will all work.

2. Thanks Julien, I did not know about these two $-$ but they look pretty cool. In fact, come to think about it, it makes a lot of sense that something like this exists...