Algorithms This fourth edition of Robert Sedgewick and Kevin Wayne s Algorithms is the leading textbook on algorithms today and is widely used in colleges and universities worldwide This book surveys the most im

  • Title: Algorithms
  • Author: Robert Sedgewick Kevin Wayne
  • ISBN: 9780321573513
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This fourth edition of Robert Sedgewick and Kevin Wayne s Algorithms is the leading textbook on algorithms today and is widely used in colleges and universities worldwide This book surveys the most important computer algorithms currently in use and provides a full treatment of data structures and algorithms for sorting, searching, graph processing, and string processing This fourth edition of Robert Sedgewick and Kevin Wayne s Algorithms is the leading textbook on algorithms today and is widely used in colleges and universities worldwide This book surveys the most important computer algorithms currently in use and provides a full treatment of data structures and algorithms for sorting, searching, graph processing, and string processing including fifty algorithms every programmer should know In this edition, new Java implementations are written in an accessible modular programming style, where all of the code is exposed to the reader and ready to use.The algorithms in this book represent a body of knowledge developed over the last 50 years that has become indispensable, not just for professional programmers and computer science students but for any student with interests in science, mathematics, and engineering, not to mention students who use computation in the liberal arts.The companion web site, algs4inceton contains An online synopsis Full Java implementations Test data Exercises and answers Dynamic visualizations Lecture slides Programming assignments with checklists Links to related material The MOOC related to this book is accessible via the Online Course link at algs4inceton The course offers than 100 video lecture segments that are integrated with the text, extensive online assessments, and the large scale discussion forums that have proven so valuable Offered each fall and spring, this course regularly attracts tens of thousands of registrants.Robert Sedgewick and Kevin Wayne are developing a modern approach to disseminating knowledge that fully embraces technology, enabling people all around the world to discover new ways of learning and teaching By integrating their textbook, online content, and MOOC, all at the state of the art, they have built a unique resource that greatly expands the breadth and depth of the educational experience.

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    1. I bought this book for the course on coursera. I ordered it from informit and it arrived immediately.It is a beautiful hardback edition, with ~950 fine quality pages and typography.I love it, I used it a lot in my assignments and exercises, it is really clear and helpful, the index makes it very easy to find the answer to your questions.The first part of the course covered half of it, and I will take the other part too, because the professor makes it really pleasant to study algorithms.

    2. I read this textbook while taking Sedgewick's online Algorithms class on coursera. It covers the fundamental algorithms in searching, sorting, graphs, and string processing. There's a consistent focus on application examples, which really helps provide useful context. I found the explanations very clear and easy to follow.A strength of the book is that all algorithms are given in real working Java code, and great care has been given to making the code concise and readable. This can also be seen [...]

    3. The only reason not giving 5 starts is that the book is too much concentrated on Java programming language

    4. First of all, the book has excellent and free site with exercises, presentations, and examples at algs4inceton/ which is great ! Then, there are 2 courses by prof. Sedgewick at Coursera, which is great also. There are lots of diagrams, and algorithm traces, and also lots of useful exercises to do by yourself. Well, and what I don't like is that there are passages that go like 'this should be obvious from ' and you're like 'What? Why this is obvious, it is not obvious for me at all !!!' But I thi [...]

    5. Fundamental basic algorithm book. Must read for new programmers that want to get more advanced. Definitely a classic book for starters and one of the most traditional stepping stones to bigger things.

    6. This is far more approachable than CLRS, yet more thorough than Skiena's The Algorithm Design Manual. It doesn't cover as much ground - certainly not when compared to CLRS. For instance, there is no mention of dynamic programming and no general discussion of greedy algorithms.But what it does discuss is thoughtfully presented in a meaningful sequence so this can, and should, be read cover to cover. It seems like the product of someone who has considered the material deeply from several angles ov [...]

    7. The second edition is very well written, doesn't get caught up in language specifics, and is a must read for anyone serious about programming or computer science.Unfortunately future editions seem to devolve into the obsession with Java language implementation that is a plague on many modern algorithms textbooks. If you've found a second hand copy, flip through a bit and see if anyone is gushing over automated garbage collection, and run away if it's getting in the way of content.

    8. This book is a great book for not only algorithms, but it takes the time to give you a much greater understanding of many basics of programming. I loved the writing style, the pace, the content. They build up, so you will profit most by reading it cover-to-cover.This is mostly using Java, so it is especially wonderful for a Java developer. But the topics are generally universal, so don't let that keep you from reading it.

    9. This book was OK. It's not really the best book for beginners, but it's good to review, see charts of algorithms or get code examples.

    10. It's a great comprehensive book about algorithms. The book contains a full implementation in java code, plus there's also a book site where you can find more code and supplemental material.The explanations are clear and accompanied by examples that demonstrates how the algorithms work.It's a long book, though it can be read in a very reasonable time. I was ~80% through after about a month or two (more like two I believe), but then I barely touched that for a long time.A very informative and prac [...]

    11. The best introduction book of algorithms which I have seen. It is easy to understand and has many exercises—so many that I wanted to finish them at begin, then sadly realized It was a daydreaming. The transmission from 2-3 tree to red-black tree is pretty good makes me fully understand the red-black tree. I like the book. lol.

    12. A bunch of algorithms and data structures that are copied and pasted from his previous series books Algorithms in C, Java. There are no dedication to topics like designing algorithmic techniques like Greedy, Dynamic programming.

    13. It is a very catchy book. The explanation schema chosen by the authors is very good - a problem definition, a problem solution (algorithm overview), an application of the solutions, a summary/comparison of the approaches, and a brief history (sometimes). I think, the context of ideas (algorithms) is as important as the ideas (algorithms) themselves. Nowadays, there exist many ("documentation-driven") (text)books. However, I think that a modern textbook should give to readers not only the descrip [...]

    14. A friend of mine calls Sedgewick his "CS Yoda". Not sure if I totally agree--BUT, I used this book for a class on Algorithms and would recommend. The material isn't easy (and some of it is dry), but Sedgewick is an extraordinarily clear writer, and his code snippets are instructive for gaining the necessary intuition to start using these algorithms in practice. There are many, many books on algorithms out there, and if you're not sure which to use, the choice can be kind of paralyzing. That said [...]

    15. This is essentially the greatest Algorithms Text ever. Cormen(Introduction to Algorithms ) is wide in breadth but not deep enough. Chapters finish too soon without exploring and investigating the data structure properly, and running after other, more advanced structures.This book is thorough. The chapters on Red-Black trees (which come after introducing 2-3 Trees, as it should) and on Graphs are the best you can find in the world.

    16. One of the best books on algorithms I have ever seen. Explanations are very clear and have very nice examples. One of the biggest advantages of this book, in my opinion, is the implementation-centric approach, almost everything has implementations and application examples. Supplemental materials on the booksite such as code and example data are amazing. Also book works especially well with two parts of the Algorithms course on Coursera. Highly recommended!

    17. This book is one of algorithm books I read cover by cover while I learned programming. I love the simplicity in Sedgewick's explanation of fundamental algorithms. Though algs4inceton/home/ could be considered the modern alternative for this book, I think for people, who start to learn programming, this old one is still valuable.

    18. A comprehensive overview of various algorithms including sorting, trees, hashing, strings, graphs with all algorithms shown implemented in Java and thorough explanation. This approach is great when you really want to grasp the idea of the algorithm and see how this idea is implemented and what other aspects you have to take into consideration to implement the algorithm correctly.

    19. I wish all course material was as beautifully designed and easy to read as Algorithms, 4th Edition from Professor Sedgewick.This book has you covered for a detailed, math-based introduction to algorithms and data structures from the inventor of red-black search trees and a beautiful implementation of QuickSort.

    20. If you are programmer, beginner or expert, this is book that you must read. It covers all fundamentals algorithms and after reading it you will be able to solve all kind of math problems, plus you will learn a lot about algorithm analysis, abstract data types

    21. last update: Book very impressive and easy to understood even if you don't have java background you can read chapter 1 for introduction into java world it's a good elementary and examples using real world applications is a good point

    22. The book is written in an academic way which is killing me and there are a host of new concepts in the first 3 sections which are overwhelming to me.However,the well organized diagrams and plots and the courses on Coursera ease the pain.

    23. I'm enjoying the book so far. The formatting on the Kindle Fire seems good. There are a few tables that have been slightly hard to read due to the size of the text, but it hasn't been horrible.

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