Algorithms in a Nutshell: A Practical Guide

3.88 avg rating
( 280 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781491948927: Algorithms in a Nutshell: A Practical Guide

Creating robust software requires the use of efficient algorithms, but programmers seldom think about them until a problem occurs. This updated edition of Algorithms in a Nutshell describes a large number of existing algorithms for solving a variety of problems, and helps you select and implement the right algorithm for your needs—with just enough math to let you understand and analyze algorithm performance.

With its focus on application, rather than theory, this book provides efficient code solutions in several programming languages that you can easily adapt to a specific project. Each major algorithm is presented in the style of a design pattern that includes information to help you understand why and when the algorithm is appropriate.

With this book, you will:

  • Solve a particular coding problem or improve on the performance of an existing solution
  • Quickly locate algorithms that relate to the problems you want to solve, and determine why a particular algorithm is the right one to use
  • Get algorithmic solutions in C, C++, Java, and Python with implementation tips
  • Learn the expected performance of an algorithm, and the conditions it needs to perform at its best
  • Discover the impact that similar design decisions have on different algorithms
  • Learn advanced data structures to improve the efficiency of algorithms

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

George Heineman is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at WPI. His research interests are in Software Engineering. He co-edited the 2001 book "Component-Based Software Engineering: Putting the Pieces Together". He was the Program Chair for the 2005 International Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering.

Gary Pollice is a self-labeled curmudgeon (that's a crusty, ill- tempered, usually old man) who spent over 35 years in industry trying to figure out what he wanted to be when he grew up. Even though he hasn't grown up yet, he did make the move in 2003 to the hallowed halls of academia where he has been corrupting the minds of the next generation of software developers with radical ideas like, "develop software for your customer, learn how to work as part of a team, design and code quality and elegance and correctness counts, and it's okay to be a nerd as long as you are a great one." Gary is also a co-author of Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design.Gary is a Professor of Practice (meaning he had a real job before becoming a professor) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He went to WPI because he was so impressed with the WPI graduates that he's worked with over the years. He lives in central Massachusetts with his wife, Vikki, and their two dogs, Aloysius and Ignatius. When not working on geeky things he ... well he's always working on geeky things. You can see what he's up to by visiting his WPI home page at http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~gpollice/. Feel free to drop him a note and complain or cheer about the book.

Stanley Selkow received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1965, and then a Ph.D. in the same area from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. From 1968 to 1970 he was in the Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health at Bethesda Maryland. Since 1970 he has been on the faculty at universities in Knoxville TN and Worcester MA, as well as Montreal, Chonqing, Lausanne and Paris. His major research has been in graph theory and algorithm design.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Heineman, George T.; Pollice, Gary; Selkow, Stanley
Published by O'Reilly Media (2016)
ISBN 10: 1491948922 ISBN 13: 9781491948927
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ShopBook
(Sussex, WI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description O'Reilly Media, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # PN8-ROR-2FD

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Heineman, George T.; Pollice, Gary; Selkow, Stanley
Published by O'Reilly Media
ISBN 10: 1491948922 ISBN 13: 9781491948927
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description O'Reilly Media. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1491948922 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132560530

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

George Heineman, Gary Pollice, Stanley Selkow
Published by O Reilly Media, Inc, USA, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1491948922 ISBN 13: 9781491948927
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description O Reilly Media, Inc, USA, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Creating robust software requires the use of efficient algorithms, but programmers seldom think about them until a problem occurs. This updated edition of Algorithms in a Nutshell describes a large number of existing algorithms for solving a variety of problems, and helps you select and implement the right algorithm for your needs-with just enough math to let you understand and analyze algorithm performance. With its focus on application, rather than theory, this book provides efficient code solutions in several programming languages that you can easily adapt to a specific project. Each major algorithm is presented in the style of a design pattern that includes information to help you understand why and when the algorithm is appropriate. With this book, you will: Solve a particular coding problem or improve on the performance of an existing solution Quickly locate algorithms that relate to the problems you want to solve, and determine why a particular algorithm is the right one to use Get algorithmic solutions in C, C++, Java, and Ruby with implementation tips Learn the expected performance of an algorithm, and the conditions it needs to perform at its best Discover the impact that similar design decisions have on different algorithms Learn advanced data structures to improve the efficiency of algorithms. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781491948927

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

George Heineman, Gary Pollice, Stanley Selkow
Published by O Reilly Media, Inc, USA, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1491948922 ISBN 13: 9781491948927
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description O Reilly Media, Inc, USA, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Creating robust software requires the use of efficient algorithms, but programmers seldom think about them until a problem occurs. This updated edition of Algorithms in a Nutshell describes a large number of existing algorithms for solving a variety of problems, and helps you select and implement the right algorithm for your needs-with just enough math to let you understand and analyze algorithm performance. With its focus on application, rather than theory, this book provides efficient code solutions in several programming languages that you can easily adapt to a specific project. Each major algorithm is presented in the style of a design pattern that includes information to help you understand why and when the algorithm is appropriate. With this book, you will: Solve a particular coding problem or improve on the performance of an existing solution Quickly locate algorithms that relate to the problems you want to solve, and determine why a particular algorithm is the right one to use Get algorithmic solutions in C, C++, Java, and Ruby with implementation tips Learn the expected performance of an algorithm, and the conditions it needs to perform at its best Discover the impact that similar design decisions have on different algorithms Learn advanced data structures to improve the efficiency of algorithms. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781491948927

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Heineman, George
Published by Oand#8242;Reilly (2016)
ISBN 10: 1491948922 ISBN 13: 9781491948927
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oand#8242;Reilly, 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WO-9781491948927

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

George T. Heineman,Gary Pollice,Stanley Selkow
Published by O'Reilly Media 2015-11-25 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1491948922 ISBN 13: 9781491948927
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description O'Reilly Media 2015-11-25, 2015. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05285799

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Heineman, George T.
Published by O'Reilly Media 4/2/2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1491948922 ISBN 13: 9781491948927
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description O'Reilly Media 4/2/2016, 2016. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Algorithms in a Nutshell: A Practical Guide. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781491948927

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Heineman, George T.
ISBN 10: 1491948922 ISBN 13: 9781491948927
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9781491948927

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

George T. Heineman; Gary Pollice; Stanley Selkow
ISBN 10: 1491948922 ISBN 13: 9781491948927
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1491948922. Bookseller Inventory # ST1491948922

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

George T. Heineman
Published by OReilly Media
ISBN 10: 1491948922 ISBN 13: 9781491948927
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OReilly Media. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781491948927

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book