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

Kyle Spaans 3lucid at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 21:10:48 EDT 2010


On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 8:20 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Apr 2010, Kyle Spaans wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 7:49 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
>> > On Mon, 12 Apr 2010, Kyle Spaans wrote:
>> >
>> >> 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.
>> >
>> >  can i buy it used on campus somewhere?
>>
>> Have a search at the Used book store:
>> http://businessesandservices.feds.ca/feds_used_books
>>
>> I get a result for $85. It will probably cost over $100 new though. :)
>
>  i just noticed that there's a regular edition, and a "student"
> edition of that book.  any idea what the difference is?  the student
> edition looks slightly pricier, but is softcover.

No idea! I've only ever seen hardcovers.

And as for why people buy from the Campus/Used Bookstore:
because most students (or their parents during the first weeks of term)
don't know any better? (Read as: "laziness" :P)



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