2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
a very useful book for numerical problems,
By A Customer
This review is from: Numerical Recipes in C book set: Numerical Recipes: Example Book C: The Art of Scientific Computing: C Example Book (Paperback)
It's by far the most useful single book for my research that I've ever owned.
Its explanations are far better for getting scientists to understand the idea (like myself) than anything else I've read.
Most other literature are oversimplified undergraduate textbooks (not sufficient for the broad range of problems encountered in research science) or highly inappropriate advanced research works focused either on a single topic and often directed at other people who are creating and proving numerical mathematics instead of just using it.
Numerical Recipes is also good at exposing to the naive just what sorts of algorithms do exist "out there" that many people were previously unaware of.
Its programs are explicitly not designed to be bullet-proof high performance black boxes. Though I have not personally encountered a problem with them.
Still, I think that most people would be wiser LAPACK users after reading NR.
Numerical Recipes in C book set: Numerical Recipes: Example Book C: The Art of Scientific Computing: C Example Book(2 customer reviews)
Used & New from: £3.20