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The bible for algorithms, but quite advanced
31 July, 2013
Cormen is the most popular algorithms book by far. It covers all topics from sorting, searching to graphs and dynamic programming. The breadth and depth of topics covered is immense.
However, the book is not easy to read and requires affinity towards mathematical symbols and equations. The explanation is more mathematical than intuitive and can be daunting for complex subjects such as dynamic programming.
Overall, I would recommend this as a reference book for computer science students but a more descriptive book such as Skiena would serve better as a text book for developing fundamentals.
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