You had me at 'hello world' in n log n operations.
September 15, 2013 1:49 PM Subscribe
I want to duplicate the experience of taking a college course on algorithms and data structures. I am unlikely to stay in sync with a fast-paced online course with firm deadlines. What are my best options otherwise?
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I want to cover standard CS material in this area: basically, what an undergraduate CS course with this name would cover. I don't want an encyclopedic journey. I don't need coverage of specialized material like bioinformatics or numerical optimization. Unless a typical course already involves reading the Cormen from cover to cover, I don't want to read the Cormen from cover to cover. Finally, I want to be able to evaluate my performance.
What are my best options? Your suggestion could be a textbook that's very amenable to self-study or has a detailed solution manual. It could be a course webpage that has a comprehensive set of detailed, typed lecture notes, assignments, and example solutions. Really, I'd be happy with anything that allows me to pace myself, that offers evaluation tools, and that is rigorous and as up-to-date as basic material needs to be.