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The Algorithm Writer's Guide

This book on algorithms was published in 1972.  It provides insight into the use of algorithms in the early 1970s computer market, when computers were still largely scientific devices used only by experts, but were also just beginning to be used as everyday work devices.

From the preface:

'Until now, writings on algorithms have been either for the specialist, who wants to know the latest research, or for the beginner, who needs to understand how algorithms work and what use they can be to him.

This book fills the gao.  Its subject is how to write algorithms.  It ranges widely over many forms and techniques, always with the aim in mind of providing the designer of algorithms with the knowledge he needs.

It is illustrated with many examples, very few of which have ever been used before in any publication on algorithms.  Several of the methods discussed have been developed recently in the course of consultancy work and are published here for the first time.'

ISBN : 0 905946 03 0

Publisher : Cambridge Learning Enterprises

Author : D.M. Wheatley, A.W. Unwin

Format : A5

-D.M. Wheatley, A.W. Unwin-




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