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Very well structured, easy to read, with nice pseudocode and great exercises. Introduction to Algorithms Cover of the third edition. Each chapter clr on an algorithm, and discusses its design techniques and areas of application.

Each time you come back, you learn something new.

If you aren’t already familiar with the content from other sources, it’s really worth investing a couple of years in it: It gives a mathematical and in depth look at how to understand algorithms and data structures, their time and space complexities and its proofs. Intro’s language is academic, but understandable. Open Preview See a Problem?

I know the authors have released an updated edition; I do not yet own it, and could contrast with assurance only the two editions’ coverage of string-matching algorithms. While a solid background in advanced mathematics and probability theory is needed to fully appreciate the material, non-programmers and IT professionals such as this reviewer will appreciate the numerous tips provided for improving the efficiency and thus reducing the cprs of developing applications.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. The descriptions focus on the aspects of the algorithm itself, its mathematical properties, and emphasize efficiency. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little programming. The book itnro itself is an outstanding one, very organized, focused and small chapters makes algoeithms easier to understand the algorithms inside it.

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Dec 16, Sumit Gouthaman rated it it was ok. The book has been widely used as the textbook for algorithms courses at many universities [1] and is commonly cited as a reference for algorithms in published paperswith over 10, citations documented on CiteSeerX.

Jul 26, Blog on Books rated it really liked it. All, on the other hand, universally praised Introduction to Algorithms. Before there were tl, there were algorithms On hold! However, the advanced cllrs principles needed to grasp the material are presented as exercises, intended to algofithms worked through in class, so no solutions are provided, which may frustrate self-studiers and limit its algoritums as a reference.

Apr 20, Kaung Htet Zaw rated it it was amazing. After graduating a lot of the software engineering skills you pick up are geared towards practicality. Insgesamt kann ich das Buch nur empfehlen. Although surprisingly well written, a book of this size and complexity is bound to have some errors.

Very detailed textbook, provided good examples of complexity, psuedocode for each algorithm. The problem is that it provides inadequate scaffolding.

Introduction to Algorithms

However, the book, in some points, fails to provide the reader with sufficient intuition on the procedure. It just goes ahead and gives you the answers to what could have been medium difficulty questions since it’s trying to be a mostly complete reference. Why is that so hard?

Also, I wish editors would stop writers when they try to use 1-indexed arrays in their books. It contains the algoriths and most popular algorithms, so you can’t live wthout it if you are real programmer. I especially liked that it explained complex ideas, because every one that’s starting in the world of algorithms needs to familiarize asap with these concepts! Also, the exercises provided are invaluable. Intro very smartly uses pseudocode that doesn’t attempt to resemble any popular programming language with its own idiosyncratic syntax and responsibilities.

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Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen

Sadly, trying to understand it’s lemma’s with the help of the appendices is not doable as they are even heavier than the things they try to explain.


This is an excellent book for software engineers and students of computer science and engineering who want to have a good understanding of algorithms. This book is a must-have on the shelf of any computer scientist, and any practical programmer who wants to write more efficient code. Oftentimes I skip straight to the pseudocode examples, as I find them immensely readable and translatable into practical, cors code of any language.

Oct 30, Michael rated it did not like it.

I’m not holding my breath, no way. Feb 08, Brad rated it really liked it. For this reason, I’d recommend not using this fat book, and instead using either Kleinberg and Tardos’s Algorithm Designor Dasgupta—Papadimitriou—Vazirani’s Algorithmsor Skeina’s The Algorithm Design Manualwhich are all better at showing you how to alorithms about algorithms the right way.

The text is covering an extremely abstract computer algorithm theories and fails to provided the needed information to support understanding of the material. What a terrible book. When it comes to implementing algorithms, I find the pseudo-code in this book much more complicated than it needs to be.

Xlrs of the harder problems are left as exercises without much help of how to approach them. I was already pretty familiar with almost all of the algorithms and data structures discussed the bit on computational geometry was the only thing that was completely newbut I can honestly say that if Introduction to Algorithms had been my first textbook, I wouldn’t be.

This is undoubtedly one of the most famous CS books out there.