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The Art of Computer Programming : Sorting and Searching (Volume - 3) (English) 2nd Edition

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Language: English
Length: 800 Pages
Publisher: Pearson Education Singapore Pte Ltd
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The Art of Computer Programming : Sorting and Searching (Volume - 3) (English) 2nd Edition (Paperback) Price: Rs.545

This is the third volume of the The Art of Computer Programming series. The book is a comprehensive survey of computer techniques for sorting and searching. The treatment of data structures, which is covered in Volume I has been extended to consider both large and small databases and internal and external memories. From Volume II, a revised section on optimum sorting and new discussions of the theory of permutations and of universal handling has been included.

 

Specifications of The Art of Computer Programming : Sorting and Searching (Volume - 3) (English) 2nd Edition (Paperback)

Contributors
Author Donald E. Knuth
Book Details
Publisher Pearson Education Singapore Pte Ltd
Publication Year 1998
ISBN-13 9788131709832
ISBN-10 8131709833
Language English
Edition 2nd
Edition Type Revised and Updated
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 800 Pages
Series & Set Details
Series Volume 3
University Books Details
Specialization Electronics Engineering, B.Sc(Computer Science), Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering
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Ntwali Bashige
27 Nov 2011
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this is THE book for programmers

First, the price is very, very reasonable.
Second, if there are two things software is known for, those can be the facts that software is always delivered late and full of bugs. Knuth will not teach you best programming practices like design patterns ( don't except those form the books ) but he will teach you one thing : how to write software you're confident in and about. No matter how good is your software architecture if its performance is bad or the algorithms are wrongly implemented, yes it is will be delivered late and buggy - there is no harder bug to discover than that in the logic...
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First, the price is very, very reasonable.
Second, if there are two things software is known for, those can be the facts that software is always delivered late and full of bugs. Knuth will not teach you best programming practices like design patterns ( don't except those form the books ) but he will teach you one thing : how to write software you're confident in and about. No matter how good is your software architecture if its performance is bad or the algorithms are wrongly implemented, yes it is will be delivered late and buggy - there is no harder bug to discover than that in the logic...
First, the price is very, very reasonable.
Second, if there are two things software is known for, those can be the facts that software is always delivered late and full of bugs. Knuth will not teach you best programming practices like design patterns ( don't except those form the books ) but he will teach you one thing : how to write software you're confident in and about. No matter how good is your software architecture if its performance is bad or the algorithms are wrongly implemented, yes it is will be delivered late and buggy - there is no harder bug to discover than that in the logic of the program. So if you intend to write software you can be pride of, buy this book.

But there are two warnings :
1/ if you are not very comfortable with mathematics, things may be tight but for the serious student or practitioner, i don't thing that's a reason not to get the book because without the maths these books wouldn't be trustworthy. If things get harder, try harder!
2/ the book - in my edition - uses the MIX hypothetical processor and lately MMIX - which is better. In case you have an experience with any assembly language that will be a plus but if you don't, no worries. Say you can program in C. Grab a simulator out there and start learning from it. In the mean time start implementing your own simulator. As you advance through the books, you'll discover new algorithms or make your owns and improve your simulator. Like that you'll learn faster and better. At least that is my approach while learning.

In a nutshell, the journey will be long but very worth it!

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Sagar
17 Nov 2012
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Read this book if you want to call yourself a computer scientist.

This book, as well as the other books in this series, forces you to think about algorithms and programming like you have never thought before. It is rigorous and leaves no aspect of algorithm analysis untouched. That said, you cannot read it in one day, or one month or probably even in an year. Reading Knuth is probably a lifelong pursuit, but rest assured, it is worth it. Read it if you want to become a real computer scientist, as opposed to the hordes of software jockeys who learn java and struts and think they are God.

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Debojyoti Das
09 Jul 2012
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Terrific Book

Terrific Book. What can I say more? This man is a legend, a mentor in his field. Buy the whole series if you can. You will learn things that you always thought you knew but were never sure of the limit of your knowledge. Buy his book, endure it and learn concepts like never before !

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Manish Ranjan
12 Feb 2012
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well first few pages and i am speech less about the standard of the book

First of all many thanks Flipkart for delivering it in a single day less than 24 hours !!! booked it from office in night around 10pm and next day 2 pm book was in my hand .. awesome
coming to book
This is very very interesting book as it gives a very different perspective to look at algos .. if you are not comfortable with maths you mind is going to spin .. but hold on don't ignore it for that reason .. end of teh day you want to be a good programmer right ? so its worth putting the effort right now under knuth's proper guidance .. u will never regret in life for the effort you will put...
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First of all many thanks Flipkart for delivering it in a single day less than 24 hours !!! booked it from office in night around 10pm and next day 2 pm book was in my hand .. awesome
coming to book
This is very very interesting book as it gives a very different perspective to look at algos .. if you are not comfortable with maths you mind is going to spin .. but hold on don't ignore it for that reason .. end of teh day you want to be a good programmer right ? so its worth putting the effort right now under knuth's proper guidance .. u will never regret in life for the effort you will put...
First of all many thanks Flipkart for delivering it in a single day less than 24 hours !!! booked it from office in night around 10pm and next day 2 pm book was in my hand .. awesome
coming to book
This is very very interesting book as it gives a very different perspective to look at algos .. if you are not comfortable with maths you mind is going to spin .. but hold on don't ignore it for that reason .. end of teh day you want to be a good programmer right ? so its worth putting the effort right now under knuth's proper guidance .. u will never regret in life for the effort you will put on this book
Happy reading..

3 of 4 users found this review helpful.
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sai srinivas
08 Dec 2013
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status quo for algorithms

The greatest living thesis on algorithms. This is a timeless masterpiece in which the sum is always greater than the parts is made up of.

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    Book: The Art of Computer Programming : Sorting and Searching (Volume - 3) (English) 2nd Edition by Donald E. Knuth
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