i need a GREAT Alogorithms reference

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    i need a GREAT Alogorithms reference

    Hey all,

    I am looking for an algorithms reference that explains the concepts in a clear, and consice manner. I have the book "fundamentals of algorithmics" but i find it takes forever to get to the point, and it is not always clear. Any help would be appreciated guys, thanks alot.

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    This should probably be moved considering it isn't a tech question.

    BY FAR the best book in my opinion is Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen.

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    >I am looking for an algorithms reference that explains the concepts in a clear, and consice manner.
    Typically, you won't find one. If you think the concepts are explained in a clear and concise manner then you already understand them, and you've probably implemented them multiple ways as well. If you really want to learn this stuff, get ready to buy several books and spend a lot of time net diving for little gems of wisdom. As for books, I recommend The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth as a general reference. It's old, but I have yet to see any books that compare. I also recommend with hesitation, Algorithms in C by Robert Sedgewick. The explanations are good, and the code is a start, but the code is also the most awful broken crap I've seen in my life. You have to look around a bit, but Practical Algorithms in C++ and Practical Data Structures in C++ by Bryan Flamig are good as well. Data Structures Using C by Tenenbaum, Langsam, and Augstein is another hard find, but I'm fond of it.

    >BY FAR the best book in my opinion is Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen.
    CLR is excellent as far as it goes. But I found it surprisingly incomplete in its coverage for how popular it is.
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    Great... ill see if i can get my hands on some of those tests.

    Thanks alot guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJYelton
    This should probably be moved considering it isn't a tech question.

    BY FAR the best book in my opinion is Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen.


    Where should i move it to... I was hesitant to put it in here, but it seemed to fit best.

    Iím just looking for the fundamentals of algorithmicís, not particularly in any language... just pseudo code... its the concepts i need. Things such as complexitys, and graph theory.

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