[Chicago] Recommended Reading

DiPierro, Massimo MDiPierro at cs.depaul.edu
Tue Dec 30 17:42:42 CET 2014

Only for this crowd, ;-)

Here is an extract of my book:


The extract only includes 60 pages with the very basic algorithms normally covered in an intro class on algorithms.

The format of the book is very concise. It only provides implementation examples and very brief description of the algorithms themselves.
Focus is on applications. Some chapters are assembled from lecture notes from courses I gave at DePaul (CSC321, CSC431, CSC521, and CSC503). Most of the book software can be found here: https://github.com/mdipierro/nlib


On Dec 30, 2014, at 9:38 AM, Thomas Johnson <thomas.j.johnson at gmail.com<mailto:thomas.j.johnson at gmail.com>> wrote:

My last class in algorithms was over a decade ago, so I'm slowly working my way through Python Algorithms (http://www.amazon.com/Python-Algorithms-Mastering-Language-Experts/dp/1430232374).

I can definitely recommend it, particularly if you're going to graduate soon and are going to be preparing for job interviews where you will probably be asked questions about algorithms. The book is quite readable.

On Thu Dec 25 2014 at 5:33:43 PM Philip House <philiphouse2015 at u.northwestern.edu<mailto:philiphouse2015 at u.northwestern.edu>> wrote:
Hi all,

I had some questions about recommended reading for next steps as a developer, specifically in Python.  For some context, I'm a computer science student preparing to graduate and I'm looking to learn more and grow my understanding of Python and how it can be used.  I've used Python for web applications, some basic scripting, and a few other small applications.

I've read Code Complete, and I'm currently in the process of reading the Pragmatic Programmer, however I'm looking for a more technical book to expand my toolset and skillset.  Are there any good Python books that you would recommend as an aspiring software developer?  Or any books that you read when you were first getting started that helped a lot? I'm pretty open to reading anything that will help!

Thank you! Let me know if there's any other things that would be helpful to know in making book recommendations as well :)

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