The product page for this book is completely messed up.
Depending on how you get to this page, you can see one of three different books all presented as the same book. (1) A new edition of Algorithms in C++, published in August 2013 -- search in books for the title and you will see the listing, "Algorithms in C++ by Robert Sedgewick (Aug 24, 2013)" (2) An ancient edition of Algorithms in C, which is what you see if you click the "Look inside this book" (3) A 2002 book, "Algorithms in C++ Part 5: Graph Algorithms (3rd Edition): Graph Algorithms Pt.5"
If you search for "Algorithms in C++", click the link for the 2013 version, and try to buy the Kindle edition, you end up with the 2002 graphs book.
Is there even a 2013 edition of Algorithms in C++? If you search for the same title on another book site, it looks like version with the cheesy graphics and blue cover is actually the 1992 edition.
My advisor gave me a copy of this book as a graduation present in 1990, in Pascal. I thought I still had it, so when I find I needed the C version for a graduate class (this has since been upgraded to Algorithms in C++) I decided to sve beaucoup bucks in getting a used version. And the book is just as I remember, just in C. Here's hoping the C++ version is just as clear!
I would highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to either learn or review basic algorithms in an undergraduate or graduate class, or in the workplace. It helped me write several parsers when I needed them!
It's quite terse and needs many more COMPLETE diagrams for better visualization of difficult concepts. Fill-in-the-details sort of diagrams don't quite cut it for understanding complicated algorithms. The explanation of code isn't that verbose, so you might have to read the same sentence three or more times to understand its meaning.
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