good CS textbooks for a DIYer

From: John Allain <>
Date: Wed Dec 1 21:43:22 2004

> Anyway, if anyone could recommend decent first-year
> and/or second-year books on algorithms* and data
> structures in C/C++, I would appreciate it.

I liked this one as soon as I saw it:
Introduction to Algorithms.
Thomas H. Cormen et. al. McGraw Hill

This after pleasant experiences reading books from these folks
Aho, Hopcroft, Tennenbaum, Wirth, Ullman.

I found it by browsing the best computer bookstore I knew,
Computer Literacy. For here it would be Barnes & Noble
NYC (33 E. 17th St). You can pile up 4 years college worth
of books there and compare them all.
People have also raved about "Books Scientific" but I have
never been there.

John A.
Received on Wed Dec 01 2004 - 21:43:22 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:36:37 BST