in reply to Knuth books and programming

The Art of Computer Programming is a wonderful series. It is the bible of algorithms design. And although it discusses very basic algorithms, it's quite a high level book.

The Wolf book is not a good algorithms book. In the introduction, the Wolf book says that many algorithm books use pseudo-code and not a "real" language, claiming that that is a drawback of those other books. Unfortunally, the Wolf book shows that using pseudo-code is better idea.

If you are looking for a good general Algorithms book, go for Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson and Ronald L. Rivest: Introduction to Algorithms, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990. ISBN 0-262-03141-8. And get yourself the hardcover. My paperback is falling apart from years of heavy usuage.

-- Abigail

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Re: RE: Knuth books and programming
by larsen (Parson) on Apr 19, 2001 at 21:26 UTC
    Nice book. Another book worth of mention is Aho, Hopcroft, Ullman: Algorithms and data structures. Unfortunately I haven't its ISBN code here. I'll fix this node as soon as possible.
      Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0201000237; (January 1983), source Amazon.com