I was amazed at the way this book is organized.
The book is laid out as a series of short chapters in most cases dealing with a different topic such as graphs, cellular automata and agent based modelling.
Students at Olin College, where the author is a computer science professor, wrote the case studies for this book.
It is a small compact book that gently introduces complexity sciences. I have picked through this book over the last year and rather enjoy its intermittent injection of topics like... Read morePublished 5 months ago by michaelDubs
This is a book with very nice examples that can be adapted immediately to class room use. With all books with Python code, it suffers from the fast development of Python. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Thomas J. E. Schwarz
I love Professor Downey's books. He departs from traditional Computer Science to work with interesting applications and to provide materials that supports the reader's... Read morePublished 12 months ago by seapwc
My background is in mathematical physics and I am currently in the process of obtaining a Masters degree in applied mathematics. This book was written for me. Read morePublished 13 months ago by L. Bovard
Beware of "free" Kindle App. I wanted this book but decided to get the Kindle version for $13.95. I don't have a Kindle but the Kindle App is free so I downloaded that. Read morePublished 18 months ago by unhappy
As most people these days, I spend my whole day in front of a computer, and I do most of my reading on a screen. Read morePublished 18 months ago by alessandro averchi
I've found this book extremely interesting. First of all, it actually maps concepts from the Mathematical and Computer worlds to the real world problems. Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by dan.morgantini
This was a difficult book to read! For the most part, it is a textbook introducing the field of Complexity Science and explaining some fundamental Computer Science topics. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by G. van Staden
I bought this book to basically understand how Google and Facebook model their internal data and have algorithms make sense of it, to understand how any real life observation could... Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by Sachinrao Panemangalore