## Which algorithms changed the world?

A recent post to the blue proposed a set of equations that changed the word. As a computer professional, I'm curious, which algorithms transformed the world?
posted by pwnguin on Aug 10, 2014 - 23 answers

## Recommend a programmer a book that teaches high school maths step by step

Can you recommend a programmer a book that teaches high school maths step by step? I did maths at high scool and I was OK at it. However, fifteen years later, after forgetting almost all the maths I learnt back then, I am diving deep into the theory of programming algorithms (sorting, tree structures, graph algorithms and so forth). I find the programming straight forward, but I am struggling with the theory and proof of algorithmic time and space complexities. I am looking for a book that will cover algebra, logs, limits, inductive proof, matrix manipulation and so forth.
posted by maryrosecook on Jul 21, 2012 - 11 answers

## Faces

Newbie Graph Theory: How can I find all the faces of a planar undirected graph? Or, what I think is equivalent, all of the chordless cycles (cycles in which no two nodes are connected by any path other than a subset of the cycle) .
posted by phrontist on Jan 15, 2011 - 14 answers

## Learning Programming/Logic/Algorithms by Yourself (preferably practice programs to write)?

Im a Freshman Computer Engin. Major and I want to learn more programming/logic by myself. Any books/Resources/Sample Projects you might recommend?
posted by Javed_Ahamed on Apr 24, 2008 - 22 answers

## How can I find out if someone's already solved this (fairly specific) programming problem?

I have many short strings of varying lengths — between a dozen and a few hundred, most likely — and one long string. I need to write code that will find a way to assemble a copy of the long string using as few of the short strings as possible. If it's not possible to assemble a complete copy of the long string, it should assemble a copy with as few and as small gaps as possible.
posted by nebulawindphone on Oct 8, 2006 - 26 answers

## Solving Computer Problems

In the teach a man to fish cat., what's the best way to solve computer problems?[mi]
posted by drezdn on Jun 23, 2004 - 12 answers

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