- Hardcover: 1020 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (30 Oct. 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521431085
- ISBN-13: 978-0521431088
- Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 4.4 x 24.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 902,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Numerical Recipes in C book set: Numerical Recipes in C: The Art of Scientific Computing Hardcover – 30 Oct 1992
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'If you are a programmer you need it. If you have someone to write programs for you, buy it as a birthday present.' Spectroscopy Europe
This is the revised and expanded second edition of the hugely popular Numerical Recipes: the Art of Scientific Computing. The product of a unique collaboration among four leading scientists in academic research and industry, Numerical Recipes is a complete text and reference book on scientific computing.
Top Customer Reviews
The major flaw in the book is the C code. It is woeful. The authors are, quite clearly, not C programmers at all. In fact, it looks like they are FORTRAN programmers who still cling to good old FORTRAN IV. When this FORTRAN coding style is allowed to be expressed in the freewheeling grammar of C the results prove to be monstrous.
I would recommend that C programmers buy Numerical Recipes in FORTRAN and do their own translations into C. Those transalations could not be any worse than the code in this book.
Additionally, it is a shame that the authors/publishers did not see fit to have the code written by someone with real skill in this area. The code samples within the text are unfortunately typical of scientists who learned a little of programming techniques, probably in the 1970s and early 1980s, and have not really upgraded their understanding since. Whilst the code is functional and does the minimum required of it, it sends shivers down the spine of those more used to modern code practices.
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I found this an excellent book for finding code for performing specific mathematics. As well as this it made an interesting read for general interest. Read morePublished on 14 Dec. 1999 by AMcR
I have now obtained the link to the online version of this book. I thank all those who kindly responded to my request! philip.Published on 24 May 1999
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