- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall (November 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0130220051
- ISBN-13: 978-0130220059
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,460,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Algorithms and Data Structures Hardcover – November, 1985
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To me, the highest value of the book is not the particular methods explained, but the good style and the way of thinking about programs that the book teaches. There are very few books that can actually teach good style, and this is probably one of the best.
This book is a must read for anyone wishing to become a great programmer, not merely an average one. Another good book is "Design Patterns" by the gang of four, it is the next level.
This book is second edition of the book Algorithms + Data Structures = Programming, without Compiler construction, so the formula for it can be
(Algorithm + Data Structures = Programming) - Compiler Construction = Algorithms & Data Structures.
I bought it because of its famous author, N. Wirth, the creator of Pascal, Modula and Oberon progarmming languages.
But the book was a dissapointment for me. The matter in the book is presented in very strange order. There are no field in the book that is explained complete. For example, there are many sorting algorithms in the book, internal as well as external, but some basic sorting algorithms and techniques are not explained. Quicksort algorithm is explained without explaining underlying devide-and-conquer method, etc.
If you considering to by some book from the field of compute algorithms and data structures, there are many better books to buy than this one.