Good books in computer science?

Albert van der Horst albert at
Sat Jun 27 13:02:09 CEST 2009

In article <7xocssvzrh.fsf at>,
Paul Rubin  <> wrote:
>koranthala <koranthala at> writes:
>>     Which are the classic books in computer science which one should
>> peruse?
>>     I have  (a) Code Complete (b) GOF (c) Art of programming.
>>     Art of programming was too tough for me - and I couldnt understand
>> much. The other two were good books - I understood and implemented
>> quite a bit from both.
>>     What are the other books which I should peruse?
>Code Complete and GOF are software engineering books but not really
>CS books.  TAOCP is a CS book but a bit old fashioned.  Other classics:
>Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson,
>Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein.

Thanks. I lost that title a while ago, must buy.

Also "Numerical Recipe's in FORTRAN/Pascal/C"
(Have they done Python yet?)

>Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Harold Abelson
>and Gerald Jay Sussman (online at

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