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Art of Computer Programming, The: Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms by Donald E. Knuth

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Preface

Here is your book, the one your thousands of letters have asked usto publish. It has taken us years to do, checking and rechecking countlessrecipes to bring you only the best, only the interesting, only the perfect.Now we can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that every single one of them,if you follow the directions to the letter, will work for you exactly as wellas it did for us, even if you have never cooked before.

McCall’s Cookbook (1963)

The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music. This book is the first volume of a multi-volume set of ...

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