The book I'm interested in is Bruan and Murdoch's

*A First Course in Statistical Programming*. It only has 6 reviews and 4/5 stars. The book is less than 200 pages, but covers a lot of topics. What caught my eye was that it covers linear programming--something I want to learn a little more about. It also covers some linear algebra that we skipped over in my numerical analysis class. In general, I think this could be a good book, depending on how its examples, code, and explanation are.

My (girl)friend will be able to get it for me from her school, so I'll check it out later next month. I'm curious to know if anyone has used this book and what they think about it. Anyone interested in working through the book with me?