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167 Post author: lukeprog 16 January 2011 08:30AM

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Comment author: Mimi 19 March 2012 02:41:53AM *  0 points [-]

Manber's "Algorithms--a creative approach" is better than Cormen, which I agree is better than Knuth. It's also better than Aho's book on algorithms as well. It's better in that you can study it by yourself with more profit. On the other hand, Cormen's co-author has a series of video lectures at MIT's OCW site that you can follow along with.

Comment author: gjm 19 March 2012 08:18:36PM 2 points [-]

What about Manber's book makes it more fruitful for self-study than CLRS? How does it compare with CLRS in other respects? (Coverage of algorithms and data structures; useful pseudocode; mathematical rigour; ...)