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eBook The Algorithm Design Manual ePub

by Steven S Skiena

  • ISBN: 0935718168
  • Category: Programming
  • Subcategory: Computers
  • Author: Steven S Skiena
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Springer; 2nd ed. 2008 edition (November 5, 2010)
  • Pages: 730
  • ePub book: 1605 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1275 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 666


The Algorithm Design Manual.

The Algorithm Design Manual. 123. Steven S. Skiena Department of Computer Science State University of New York. at Stony Brook New York, USA [email protected] ISBN: 978-1-84800-069-8. e-ISBN: 978-1-84800-070-4. It is divided into two parts: Techniques and Resources. The former is a general guide to techniques for the design and analysis of computer algorithms.

The Algorithm Design Manual by Steven Skiena is aimed at two groups of people: students and professionals. It is written in an informal style that I found pleasant and engaging. The book’s unique structure makes it more likely to be immediately useful to the practitioner who has problem to solve and wants to quickly make progres. .the book succeeds admirably. would be helpful to the student who has never seen this material before. Mike James, I Programmer, September, 2009). Addressing the main difficulties of solving problems, this book goes far beyond the design of algorithms.

Professor Skiena is also author of the popular Springer text, Programming Challenges: The Programming Contest Training Manual. Скачать (pdf, . 9 Mb) Читать

The list of implementations extensive bibliography make the book an invaluable resource for everyone interested in the subject. Professor Skiena is also author of the popular Springer text, Programming Challenges: The Programming Contest Training Manual. 9 Mb) Читать. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF.

the book is an tion treasure trove, and putting all of these implementations in one place was no small feat. The list of implementations extensive bibliography make the book an invaluable resource for everyone interested in the subject.

Steven Skiena is Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. He is the author of four books, including "The Algorithm Design Manual" and "Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win". He is recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award and the IEEE Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award. Bibliographic information. The Algorithm Design Manual. 739 Pages · 2009 · . 9 MB · 3,805 Downloads ·English. We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ― E. M. Forster.

The Algorithm Design Manual book.

Skiena follows in his Stony Brook lectures in YouTube make it compelling and a great complement to the contents in.What are the differences between the following algo books: CLRS, Eva Tardos, The Algorithm Design Manual by Skiena, Algorithms and Algorithms.

Skiena follows in his Stony Brook lectures in YouTube make it compelling and a great complement to the contents in the book.

This newly expanded and updated second edition of the best-selling classic continues to take the "mystery" out of designing algorithms, and analyzing their efficacy and efficiency. Expanding on the first edition, the book now serves as the primary textbook of choice for algorithm design courses while maintaining its status as the premier practical reference guide to algorithms for programmers, researchers, and students.

The reader-friendly Algorithm Design Manual provides straightforward access to combinatorial algorithms technology, stressing design over analysis. The first part, Techniques, provides accessible instruction on methods for designing and analyzing computer algorithms. The second part, Resources, is intended for browsing and reference, and comprises the catalog of algorithmic resources, implementations and an extensive bibliography.NEW to the second edition:

• Doubles the tutorial material and exercises over the first edition

• Provides full online support for lecturers, and a completely updated and improved website component with lecture slides, audio and video

• Contains a unique catalog identifying the 75 algorithmic problems that arise most often in practice, leading the reader down the right path to solve them

• Includes several NEW "war stories" relating experiences from real-world applications

 Provides up-to-date links leading to the very best algorithm implementations available in C, C++, and Java


Cerana Cerana
I had high hopes for this book given the reviews here. I bought this book brush up on my existing knowledge and learn new things and was very excited to receive it. There are some interesting points and I liked that it has a section on heuristics. It introduced me to the idea of simulated annealing, which I am using for a problem at work now actually, but like most things in the book I had to turn to the internet for a better explanation. The book is a bit wordy and hard to read at times.

The other major gripe I had is with the code examples. Most variables and method parameters are named a, k, c .. etc. For instance here is a method header in the backtracking section: construct_candidates(int a[], int k, int n, int c[], int *ncandidates)

This makes the code very hard to read and follow as well when you are a lines deep in a method trying to figure out what
k[i] - c + a is. It has been my experience that most math/engineer types and professors tend to write code this way vs giving things descriptive names so the code is easily understandable. The book would be 10X more valuable had the code samples been clearer. I ended up sending it back.
Eayaroler Eayaroler
Buyer beware! Amazon appears to be selling counterfeit textbooks. I have notified Amazon of this problem and re-purchased and still received what I believe to be counterfeits due to the very poor quality of the color, binding, printing, and horrible misspellings on the back of the book in particular.

The contents of the book is great BTW. However I'd recommend buying direct from publisher.
Moogura Moogura
Not sure why this is listed as "abridged" but the number of pages matches the other listing for the item. It took a fair amount of searching on the ISBN to find someone who disclosed the number of pages.

Personally, I really like Mr. Skiena's writing style and his presentation is clear. It's not as dry as Sedgwick. This has now become my favorite book on algorithms.
I purchased this book (Kindle edition) to brush up on what I learned in Algorithms class over a decade ago. I found it has amazing and detailed information, and if I was teaching an algorithms course this would be THE text book. However, I found at times Skiena's presentation to unnecessarily complicate some of the material. Without a lecture to help clarify I found even myself getting confused. For this reason I can't give it 5 stars and would recommend watching MIT's video lectures on Algorithms first if you are a novice, and that should help enough to smooth over some of this book's rough edges in your mind. Other than that the "War Stories" are great tails of practical real-world algorithm solutions, and I loved the emphasis Skiena uses on proper data-structure selection for various algorithms and the comparison tables. I also liked the quick reference/cook-book chapter to aid in solving encountered problems.
Faehn Faehn
If you've been sentenced with the CLRS book (Introduction to Algorithms), buy this book in addition!! CLRS has very firm technical descriptions, but The Algorithm Design Manual is simply much more enjoyable and provides a lot of the motivation for using some of the algorithms described in CLRS. The book is simply a delight to read.

ALSO: perhaps most importantly, if you are a recent graduate of a computer science program and you are trying to get a job in the field, this is the FIRST book I would recommend to review algorithms and data structures. DO NOT EVEN BOTHER to pick up CLRS (unless specifically directed to do otherwise), as more than likely the questions you will get during the interview will be some variation of the problems that you will encounter in here. I had at least one interview in which all of the problems were derivatives of those mentioned in here; unfortunately I had not yet found this book and so I was rather poorly prepared. When I first picked this up a few months later, I immediately recognized it's value and the fact that this was the only resource I had needed all along.
Delagamand Delagamand
It's not a great one to start off with, especially if you never did an algorithms class in college. I'd say it's a decent second book, as it has enough complexity, but it has a somewhat readable style. You can tell the author really tried to make the material approachable, but it's nowhere near as beginner friendly as the amazing book "Grokking Algorithms", that one is a true beginners book. This is a decent second one.
Budar Budar
This book is great! For a lot of software engineers, you don't really end up dealing with data-structures or interesting algorithms; most of the time you're stuck in business logic. So it's easy to get rusty on your basic concepts. This book does a great job reintroducing those concepts to you. Even if you're a novice, this book is great. But if you've already had some exposure to CS-II/CS-III level concepts, then that is pretty helpful as well.

The author introduces the algorithms and data-structures in practical terms and so it is easy to relate to them instead of thinking of them as purely abstract and theoretical. I especially liked the "war stories", where he shows you how he was able to apply theory in practice. What is great about this is that it lets you recognize the different problem domains and where you can apply specific algorithms and/or data-structures.

The second half of the book is essentially a catalog of different problems that you can encounter, and how you can solve them with specific algorithms/data-structures or variations thereof.

All in all, a great book and it is absolutely indispensable for a good software-engineer.
Steven covers a lot of topics and as often as not - not deep enough. I would have prefer fewer topics and examples, but more depth. Also, all his example code is in C++. I would have much preferred a pseudo code to any specific programming language.
As others have noted, the spine is very weak, and fell apart rather easily. The publisher noted that it was printed on acid-free paper but failed to note it was bound with sticky-free glue.