- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (September 13, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0073523402
- ISBN-13: 978-0073523408
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.5 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The website says "draft" but it's the same or better (errata corrected) than the print version. (I accidentally bought the print version even though I knew about the PDF. At least I was able to resell it for [...])
I used this book for CSE 101 Design and Analysis of Algorithms at UCSD. It's OK, but the level of detail of algorithms was too low for me to use just this book. I sometimes had to reference Wikipedia and other publications to achieve complete understanding.
this one is exceptional: It is concise, informative, and inspiring.
I don't know since when computer books are synonymous to boring, lengthy
piles of printed papers filled with screen dumps. Truely innovative
books are rare. Not only does this book explain algorithms clearly, it also tells the stories behind them.
I would consider this book a good complement rather than a substitution
to Corman et al's book Introduction to Algorithms (which is one of the
most widely used textbook for algorithm course). If you just want to
find a book where you can translate the suedo code into a program, this
is not for you. The focus of this book is to explain and to inspire (which is also what I believe the real "Education" should be) rather than
dumping the students' head with codes and rules.
I would also like to mention that the book "the design and analysis of
algorithms" is also a good one. It is good for most colleges at undergraduate level except for a few "top-level" universities.
Algorithms was the assigned text in a class here at UC Berkeley, and I feel I would have been very confused if I did not have CLRS to cross-reference and explain things more clearly, and in more detail.
This text isn't bad, per se, but there are definitely better options. I've taken the class with Christos Papadimitriou, and even he has said that everyone should own CLRS. Given that, I'm not sure what purpose this text serves. Is brevity actually better if you end up spending more time trying to understand things?
That we get one of the greatest researchers in the area (Papadimitriou) alongside two other distinguished authors is just icing on the cake.
The first printing had numerous errors, though the online version of the book had already corrected many of them. I haven't used the book since then, but will in the Fall, and I'd expect with the vigor already invested by the authors, the book will be in even better shape.
I'm glad they wrote this thing.. it was long overdue.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Covers the same material as many other algorithm books. The writing is clear and concise but the lack of solutions for the questions in the text really makes it difficult to master... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harlen Bains
Arrived quickly and the book was just what I needed! Highly recommend!Published 2 months ago by Audrey
Doesn't able to read on certain Kindle reader devices, amazon should fix this.Published 4 months ago by Hari
I don't understand the 5 star reviews surrounding this book. The descriptions tremendously lack detail and thoroughness, often leaving students confused. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ava
Book has little to no examples and assumes you already are familar with the topic. This book is also a free pdf if you search the internet. Read morePublished 13 months ago by RealityShifter