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Addison-Wesleylibrary id removed ddjpg, ddjpg. (The ePUB format may be just as bad; I really don't want to know, and I am really The authorized PDF versions can be purchased at ppti.info The Art of Computer Programming: Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms (3rd ed.) by Donald E. Knuth. Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB.
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What they were realizing is the centrality of those twin navigational stars, Search and Usability. Only a little over a decade later, the insight continues to dawn, and with the intervening improvements in interfaces and devices, it may be much brighter this time.
The process of digitizing a printed book involves much more than the conversion of ink on paper to bits in a file. Functional aspects of the book must be mapped to digital equivalents. Thus we have tables of contents and indices turning into hyperlinks and spine files, page numbers that beget location anchors and progress indicators. Publishers such as Faber with T. Although the EPUB doyen and doyenne, Richard Pipe and Liz Castro , advised usability-driven rethinking of frontmatter, the practice is not widespread among purveyors of the less-than-enhanced ebook.
Their advice generally assumes the direct transfer of print frontmatter to the ebook.
As for the traditional index at the other end of the ebook, many publishers omit them or simply replicate the print version without links. Ebook indexes that link terms to their multiple locations in the text regardless of the flow of the text in the ereader or device are rare for obvious technical and financial reasons, and only this year was an EPUB specification for the index approved.
Mechanics aside, the debate over the efficacy of reading from the page vs that from the screen should always be kept in mind. It's a monster of a problem, which still isn't solved.
Guvante on Dec 5, Why is it disingenuous?
Have you looked into the complexities of eBooks? You have to not only figure out what format to release in, but also deal with various screen formats and linkages. Sure you can release a version of the master file relying on the software's search feature and make your user deal with the formatting, but it will look bad in nearly every setting.
Note that this is especially true of ebooks which don't have responsive displays and need to be formated for to display as you would expect.
You cannot simply throw a PDF with arbitrary dimensions and get good results.
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Yet, that is exactly what they did. That's why it's disingenuous. Guvante on Dec 17, Wait, what? Well nevermind then, that sucks.
Just anecdotal information: It definitely detracts from the reading experience, especially knowing upfront that you can read only a few pages before you hit the dreaded error. I suppose Knuth's book would be equally, or more, "heavy" and the Kindle would choke on the pdf versions.
Knuth loves his type-setting.
He created TeX for crying out loud! I'm sure he detests what epub readers do to his works.
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And I'm sure he is no fan of how pdfs look on e-readers either. If you truly believe what you wrote, you don't know Knuth. Wait, I thought the whole point of this book was occupy space on my shelf in a highly visible area. Can they at least include a dust cover so I can subtly project my latent leetness? I recently graduated with a degree in math but not much programming experience I am pretty familiar with Mathematica but nothing else.
I was thinking about picking up an intro to CS book to begin learning CS. Would this book be good for this? Should I even bother with CS theory or just jump into using a language? To put it in math terms, using TAOCP for an intro to computer science would be like using Russell and Whitehead for an intro to arithmetic.
On the other hand, if you wanted to recreate modern Computer Science from scratch, without knowing it e.
It depends on what you want. I've only read the first volume so far, but I would say that it's definitely appropriate for an intro to CS since you have the math background. I would definitely not recommend it to most people since the math is pretty dense and not all necessary though very interesting.
If you're familiar with combinatorics and stats, then it won't be too bad. As a CS book, it teaches a lot of good CS concepts and techniques very thoroughly, and it analyzes the performance of algorithms very precisely.
You'll not only use Big O notation, but you'll also figure out some of the constants. So, if your interest is in computer science proper, then this is a great introductory book.
On the other hand, if your goal is to be able to write programs, then definitely jump into using a language. Go find a book on a language and just start using the language to solve problems.
After you get past the basics of programming, you'll start to see all the applications to math especially discrete math. I've heard Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs is a good book, and I plan to read it next semester, so maybe that's a good one for you.
It uses Scheme a Lisp as the programming language, so the parallels with math are very clear. As you said, it's dense. Enough so, that few people will read it cover to cover sequentially. It's challenging, where "challenging" means that it requires living with some bewilderment and frustration while reading it.
And anyone who is not as smart and knowledgeable as Knuth will probably experience both to some degree because what makes tAoCP great is that Knuth doesn't dumb anything down. My take is that if someone is serious enough to try to tackle it, it will give back more than the effort put in regardless of the person's computer science background.
The Art of Computer Programming. Volume 1. Fundamental Algorithms. Third Edition
Zolomon on Dec 5, Read this: Instead I'd suggest a good succinct explanation of Big O notation to be digested and promptly forgotten anybody who studied calculus should have intuition for it anyway, it just nicely ties in to the "cost" of the code they'll produce and straight to scripting in Python with them. SICP on the other hand is, it teaches how to create abstractions among other things. Also, this person has a deep understanding in mathematics and should have no problems digesting an introductory book, such as SICP, at all.
I really like Winston and Horn's Lisp. It actually is written assuming you don't know how to program at all, but quickly moves along into more complex stuff, really showing off what Lisp can do.
Winston teaches taught? Interesting book, thanks for the info! Will take a look. Unless you already know the basics its hard to appreciate it. ErsatzVerkehr on Dec 5, No, absolutely not. Buy the Knuth book.
In Knuth's book you learn about and work with the details of how computers work that Mathematica handles itself and explicitly hides from you. Knuth does not use a high-level language to describe computations--instead he uses a made-up computer called the MIX , which has its own machine language. He came up with by taking 16 of the machines at the time and taking the average of their numbers , , , , U3, SS80, , , G20, B, S, , , H, PDP-4, and II He also points out that you can derive the same number by taking the name as Roman numerals.
If that makes you laugh, you will also find it to be a deeply funny book. Scriptor on Dec 5, This is definitely not usable as an early intro to CS book, as it's pretty dense. There's a wide variety of introductory material that you can pick from, depending on your interests what kind of stuff are you interested in doing.
Since you have a math background though I think you could give it a shot and see how far you get. TylerE on Dec 6, Do you want to learn computer science or programming? The two are only tangentially related. That said, it is not so much theoretical as it is descriptive.
In it [or them] Knuth describes algorithms. The sort of code described is for the things people use every day. It's good reading if a person is fascinated by the subject. Otherwise it will be very very dry.
Among the otherwise's, would be someone hoping to pick up a language or someone who wants an introduction to programming. With a math degree, you should not struggle with the math. These books are good for humbling people who think they know a lot about computer science. They are definitely not good for introducing people to computer science.
Millennium on Dec 5, Don't use this series as your introduction. Knuth attempts to build the discipline more or less from the ground up, using a mathematical perspective, and he actually more or less succeeds.
The resulting books are awesome as references, but they're incredibly information-dense: If you are coming from mathematics and want to learn programming, you should pick a language first and learn to compile, run, and debug it. Then just about any introductory programming text would serve you fine.
But learning computer science can be much different than learning software engineering. This will give you a good overview of what is important and how proofs of correctness and complexity analysis are done.
Can't speak to this particular book, as I haven't read it, but the best starting point for you depends what you want to learn CS for - do you want to build apps, or do research, or dabble in a bunch of topics just for the sake of learning, or something else entirely?
The basics of CS "theory" ie.
What do you want to learn? Programming or CS? Mind you, this book is very theoretical, and all algorithms are given in pseudocode, so if you don't know any programming language, you might have to go with a an algorithms textbook that is more practical.A great deal of expertise and care is necessary to do the job right. Baiakovskii, edited by K.
While various devices and ereaders offer the ability to highlight and annotate, not all do, and the annotations are rarely accessible to others or across devices and platforms. Translations of fascicles: Knuth and the programmers of that era had to be smarter than the IBM But text is not the only way to read.
Polish translation by K.