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Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide for Programmers and Other Curious People

by Aditya Bhargava

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Summary Grokking Algorithms is a fully illustrated, friendly guide that teaches you how to apply common algorithms to the practical problems you face every day as a programmer. You'll start with sorting and searching and, as you build up your skills in thinking algorithmically, you'll tackle more complex concerns such as data compression and artificial intelligence. Each carefully presented example includes helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples in Python. Learning about algorithms doesn't have to be boring! Get a sneak peek at the fun, illustrated, and friendly examples you'll find in Grokking Algorithms on Manning Publications' YouTube channel. Continue your journey into the world of algorithms with Algorithms in Motion , a practical, hands-on video course available exclusively at Manning.com . Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology An algorithm is nothing more than a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem. The algorithms you'll use most often as a programmer have already been discovered, tested, and proven. If you want to understand them but refuse to slog through dense multipage proofs, this is the book for you. This fully illustrated and engaging guide makes it easy to learn how to use the most important algorithms effectively in your own programs. About the Book Grokking Algorithms is a friendly take on this core computer science topic. In it, you'll learn how to apply common algorithms to the practical programming problems you face every day. You'll start with tasks like sorting and searching. As you build up your skills, you'll tackle more complex problems like data compression and artificial intelligence. Each carefully presented example includes helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples in Python. By the end of this book, you will have mastered widely applicable algorithms as well as how and when to use them. What's Inside Covers search, sort, and graph algorithms Over 400 pictures with detailed walkthroughs Performance trade-offs between algorithms Python-based code samples About the Reader This easy-to-read, picture-heavy introduction is suitable for self-taught programmers, engineers, or anyone who wants to brush up on algorithms. About the Author Aditya Bhargava is a Software Engineer with a dual background in Computer Science and Fine Arts. He blogs on programming at adit.io. Table of Contents Introduction to algorithms Selection sort Recursion Quicksort Hash tables Breadth-first search Dijkstra's algorithm Greedy algorithms Dynamic programming K-nearest neighbors

Author Biography

Aditya Bhargava is a Software Engineer with a dual background in Computer Science and Fine Arts. He blogs about programming at adit.io.

Long Description

DESCRIPTION Algorithms nothing more than step-by-step procedures for solving problems and most algorithms used by programmers have already been discovered, tested, and proven. Those wanting to take a hard pass on Knuth's brilliant but impenetrable theories, and the dense multi-page proofs found in most textbooks, will want to read Grokking Algorithms . This fully-illustrated and engaging guide makes it easy to learn how to use algorithms effectively. Grokking Algorithms is a disarming take on a core computer science topic and shows readers how to apply common algorithms to practical problems faced in the day-to-day life of a programmer. It starts with problems like sorting and searching and builds up skills in thinking algorithmically. Then it tackles more complex concerns such as data compression or artificial intelligence. Whether writing business software, video games, mobile apps, or system utilities, readers will learn algorithmic techniques for solving problems that they thought were out of reach. By the end of this book, they will know some of the most widely applicable algorithms, as well as how and when to use them. KEY SELLING POINTS Disarming take on a core computer science topic Carefully presented examples Helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples AUDIENCE This easy-to-read, picture-heavy introduction is suitable for self-taught programmers, engineers, or anyone who wants to brush up on algorithms. Code examples are written in Python. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Algorithms are nothing more than step-by-step procedures for solving problems. They can make writing code faster, or make it possible to write code that might not have been able to be written without them.

Product Details

Author
Aditya Bhargava
Short Title
GROKKING ALGORITHMS
Publisher
Manning Publications
Language
English
ISBN-10
1617292230
ISBN-13
9781617292231
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2016
Pages
256
Publication Date
2016-05-25
Subtitle
An Illustrated Guide for Programmers and Other Curious People
Audience
Professional and Scholarly

Product Reviews

14 Jun, 2017
Very good coverage of core algorithms. Very good examples and illustrations. Highly recommended.
By Grant