Book description
Python Algorithms, Second Edition explains the Python approach to algorithm analysis and design. Written by Magnus Lie Hetland, author of Beginning Python, this book is sharply focused on classical algorithms, but it also gives a solid understanding of fundamental algorithmic problemsolving techniques.
The book deals with some of the most important and challenging areas of programming and computer science in a highly readable manner. It covers both algorithmic theory and programming practice, demonstrating how theory is reflected in real Python programs. Wellknown algorithms and data structures that are built into the Python language are explained, and the user is shown how to implement and evaluate others.
Table of contents
 Cover
 Title
 Copyright
 Dedication
 Contents at a Glance
 Contents
 About the Author
 About the Technical Reviewer
 Acknowledgments
 Preface
 Chapter 1: Introduction
 Chapter 2: The Basics
 Chapter 3: Counting 101
 Chapter 4: Induction and Recursion … and Reduction
 Chapter 5: Traversal: The Skeleton Key of Algorithmics
 Chapter 6: Divide, Combine, and Conquer
 Chapter 7: Greed Is Good? Prove It!
 Chapter 8: Tangled Dependencies and Memoization
 Chapter 9: From A to B with Edsger and Friends
 Chapter 10: Matchings, Cuts, and Flows

Chapter 11: Hard Problems and (Limited) Sloppiness
 Reduction Redux
 Not in Kansas Anymore?
 Meanwhile, Back in Kansas …
 But Where Do You Start? And Where Do You Go from There?
 A Ménagerie of Monsters
 When the Going Gets Tough, the Smart Get Sloppy
 Desperately Seeking Solutions
 And the Moral of the Story Is …
 Summary
 If You’re Curious …
 Exercises
 References
 Appendix A: Pedal to the Metal: Accelerating Python
 Appendix B: List of Problems and Algorithms
 Appendix C: Graph Terminology
 Appendix D: Hints for Exercises
 Index
Product information
 Title: Python Algorithms: Mastering Basic Algorithms in the Python Language, Second Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: September 2015
 Publisher(s): Apress
 ISBN: 9781484200551
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