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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great occasional reference
As has been said numerous times about this books, its one of those classics that you just must own. That said, it isn't the kind of book you'd read from cover to cover in one go. More likely, it will spend most of its time on the bookshelf, but act as a handy reference every once in a while when you're stuck on a problem with an algorithmic solution. Also helpful to...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Beware Not proper Kindle Version
This book may have good content - I don't know because is too irritating to read !
this is because the publisher has been too lazy to produce a proper kindle version.
Very annoying at nearly £30 !
I use iPad 3 for all my reading in landscape mode - does not work well with this photocopy version
Constant panning and scanning and enlarging very tedious...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great occasional reference, 4 Mar 2014
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As has been said numerous times about this books, its one of those classics that you just must own. That said, it isn't the kind of book you'd read from cover to cover in one go. More likely, it will spend most of its time on the bookshelf, but act as a handy reference every once in a while when you're stuck on a problem with an algorithmic solution. Also helpful to prepare for coding interviews, although with the kind of time crunch you're likely under, you might prefer Cracking the Coding Interview.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars De facto text book for Algorithms, 11 Sep 2011
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De facto text book for Algorithms

Who need this book

Programmer who want to optimize their algorithms or just want to brush up different algorithms which they use in their day to day programming.

Student who are learning Computer science at university, this book is must have for them.

Book is divided in following main sections

1.Foundations

This section has 5 chapters and gives the basic idea about the algorithms and how to solve a problem using an algorithm and different approach about the algorithms.

Explain about the notation of algorithms and how to write a one.

Explain how to calculate the complexity of algorithms and along with the different notations such as big o etc.

2.Sorting and Order Statistics
This section is devoted to different sorting algorithms such as quick and heap etc, there are 4 chapters in total.

3.Data Structures
This section gives basic idea about the data structure before advance section; this section includes stack, link list, queue, hash table etc.

There are 5 chapters in total for basic data structures.

4.Advanced design and analysis technique
This section has 3 chapters and explains dynamic programming, greedy algorithms and amortized analysis.

5.Advance Data Structures

This section explains about B tree, Fibonacci heap, van Emde Boas tree and disjoint set.

6.Graph algorithms
This section explains about different graph algorithms such dijkstra and shortest path algorithms etc.

7.Selected topics
this section has some different topics such as multithreaded algorithms, matrix operation , string matching and pattern matching etc.

Point about book.

Book is well written and very concise.
Explain every algorithm in very details.
Most of the algorithms are covered in book along with the calculating the complexity of algorithms.
Doesn't follow any specific computer programming language syntax for algorithms so it's easy to follow for non-programmer.
Every chapters has some problem set at the end of the chapter and in between (answers are not provided in book but some solutions are there on book's website.)
There are lots of diagram in book for better explanation.
Most advance topics, those are not suitable for under graduate are marked with Star.
Book required some basic engineering mathematical understanding.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, clear and rigorous, 20 May 2013
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This textbook is on the reading list for a number of courses for my degree, even if, at first glance, the connection is not always obvious. The title is something of a misnomer: it is not only an introduction to algorithms for those at an undergraduate level, but I can also see it being massively useful in a professional field, when an obscure data structure is needed, and an efficient implementation of a niche algorithm is required; followed by a careful and sound explanation of its correctness. It is not just an introduction, but also one of the most thorough analyses of algorithms ever found. There are countless references to it in my other textbooks, and the reference CLRS is enough to know exactly which book is being referred to.

This will stand me in good stead for many, many years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book,, 10 May 2014
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Its a great print out, efficient, there's nothing wrong with it, i love the thin paper quality it just brings so much information into a little lighter weight thanks alot for this one
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bible of Algorithms, 31 Jan 2010
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This book is brilliant. I bought this to read from cover to cover, so that I could get a 'head-start' before going to university on a Computer Science course. This is perfect as it contains everything you need and more! In addition the book is great as a reference book - if you forgot about Van Emde Boas Trees then you can remind yourself by reading the appropriate chapter. A Must Have For Every Computer Scientist.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great quality, not the best delivery time. But that's okay!, 18 Oct 2014
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Took a while to be delivered, (about a month) but it's a difficult book to find. Quality is near perfect.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book on the subject, 27 Nov 2011
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Covers the subject for advanced, undergraduate and graduate public. good value for the money spent. Clear language and easy to follow.
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40 of 65 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware Not proper Kindle Version, 19 April 2012
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This book may have good content - I don't know because is too irritating to read !
this is because the publisher has been too lazy to produce a proper kindle version.
Very annoying at nearly £30 !
I use iPad 3 for all my reading in landscape mode - does not work well with this photocopy version
Constant panning and scanning and enlarging very tedious especially because reader lacks a default zoom option therefore needs constant resetting.
Amazes me how the publishers even those in IT have been so slow and poor at adapting to this new paradigm.
They are stupidly loosing a fortune. I would have bought many expensive books if available for kindle. I no longer buy heavy inconvenient printed technical books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It needs no introduction, 22 Aug 2014
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A timeless classic.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average quality, 21 May 2013
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Pros:Inexpensive, price, well-arranged chapters. Some chapters are well written, e.g. B-tree.
Cons:Poor printing quality, some chapters provides not enough information, e.g. Amortized analysis with potential function.
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