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Parallel Programming: Announcement

As some of you know, I have been working on a book on parallel programming. My thought had been to complete it, then announce it. But I finally realized that it really never will be complete, at least not as long as people keep coming up with new parallel-programming ideas, which I most definitely hope will continue for a very long time.

So, here it is!


Jan. 4th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
HTML version?
Any chance of also outputting an HTML version?

I'm not a fan of PDF; it's (generally) not reflowable.
Jan. 4th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
Re: HTML version?
No immediate plans. That said, I would welcome a good patch that did this.

The challenges will be handling the Quick Quizzes and the other script-extracted content. It might be possible to provide scripting that fixed things up for latex2html, but I have not put much thought into this.

Again, I would welcome a good patch that did this.
Jan. 4th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: HTML version?
It's now on my list of things to do…

A quick look brings up pandoc, which can convert a subset of LaTeX to HTML as well as ePub (useful for all those folks with electronic readers, e.g. Nook, iPad).
Jan. 5th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Re: HTML version?
Thank you, I have added pandoc to my todo.txt list.
Jan. 6th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
Re: HTML version?
I created a HTML version by naively executing latex2html. It probably has some missing parts and it gave a number of warnings. I then used calibre to generate epub and mobi formats. I will read the mobi format on my Kindle.

I don't have the time to check that the formatting works, but here's the result for anyone else as impatient as I am :-)


Jan. 6th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: HTML version?
Many thanks, Paul!!! I have added these links to my perfbook web page.