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The book review column

The Book Review Column∗ William Gasarch Department of Computer Science University of Maryland at College Park College Park, MD, 20742 gasarch@cs.umd.edu In this column we review 10 books on ALGORITHMS. 1. How to Think about Algorihtms by Je € Edmonds. Review by Kryiakos N. Sgarbas. This algorithmic textbook uses a meta-algorithmic approach to reveal that all algorithms of the same category work more or less the same way. The emphasis is more on how they work and how to think about them than on formal details of analysis. 2. A Programmer ™s Companion to Algorithm Analysis by Ernst Leiss. Review by Dean Kelley. This is not a textbook on algorithms. Rather, it focuses on the process of converting an algorithm to e ƒcient, correctly behaving and stable code. In doing so, it necessarily examines the considerable gulf between the abstract view of things when an algorithm is being designed and analyzed and the hard reality of the environment in which it ™s implementation executes. 3. Joint review of Algorithms by Johnonbaugh and Schaefer and Algorithms by Dasgupta, Papadimitriou, and U. Vazirani. Joint review by Dean Kelley. This is a joint review of two Algorithms textbooks. In many cases http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGACT News Association for Computing Machinery

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