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

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Procedure for Reading This Set of Books

1. Begin reading this procedure, unless you have already begun to read it. Continue to follow the steps faithfully. (The general form of this procedure and its accompanying flow chart will be used throughout this book.)

2. Read the Notes on the Exercises, on pages xvxvii.

3. Set N equal to 1.

4. Begin reading Chapter N. Do not read the quotations that appear at the beginning of the chapter.

5. Is the subject of the chapter interesting to you? If so, go to step 7; if not, go to step 6.

6. Is N ≤ 2? If not, go to step 16; if so, scan through the chapter anyway. (Chapters 1 and 2 contain important introductory material and also a review of basic programming techniques. You should at least skim over the sections ...

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