Sunday, September 13, 2009

"How to Think About Algorithms" Book

I have been gradually making my way through "How to Think About Algorithms" by Jeff Edmonds.

I have recently recommended this book to several people, and I wanted to mention it here, too. Edmonds uses what I'll call a more intuitive approach to algorithms that I think would be appealing to those with an engineering mindset. Here I'm constrasting it with the texts that I've used as a student in algorithms courses -- the classic Sedgewick and CLRS books.
(Maybe more importantly in this economy, though, the subject matter and exercises in this book are a rich source of review for those preparing for tech interviews!)

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