[kwlug-disc] recommendation for good book on data structure design and analysis?

Kyle Spaans 3lucid at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 19:46:39 EDT 2010


On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> What's being used these days in advanced algorithm courses
> at the U of W?

Too easy! See "CLRS". It's in its third edition as of 2009. It's a
huge book, usually about 5cm thick.

See the textbook here:
http://www.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~cs341/
and perhaps more importantly here:
http://www.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~cs466/

It's used mostly as a reference, rather than a cover-to-cover
kind of book. And it probably not very heavy on
data structures -- but I haven't taken these courses yet so
I can't say for sure.

For references too slightly more data-structureish books
(but less advanced) see:
http://www.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~cs240/w10/resources.phtml

Hope that helps!



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