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Mapraputa Is
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There is an old book that was very popular in Russia:
Etudes for Programmers by Charles Wetherell
I wonder how well known it is here... There is only one review on Amazon. Have anybody read it?
Another one is probably classic:
How to Solve It by G. Polya.
-- it is about mathematical problems, but generalizations are so broad that they can be applied to just about any pronlem.
What other books can you recommend?

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Jason Menard

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Although I haven't read it, I've heard this book is pretty good:
Cryptanalysis a Study of Ciphers and Their Solutions by Helen Fouche Gaines
Arjun Shastry
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This is supposed to be the good book,I am waiting for its Indian edition.

SJ Adnams
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Springer-Verlag. now thats a company that knows how to publish.
Jon McDonald
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Originally posted by Capablanca Kepler:
This is supposed to be the good book,I am waiting for its Indian edition.

Great Book! If you have a programming problem and need to find the apropriate algorithm, this book will point you in the right direction.

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Matt Cao
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Hi Jon,
Is the book available at bookstore for browsing because I saw the Amazon review by a math professor in Connecticut very discouraging?
Paul McKenna
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Data Structures and Algorithms in Java is an excellent book. I own a copy of it and it will provide any person with a thorough foundation to build up on.

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Enamul Haque

Joined: Jun 07, 2003
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I was thinking to buy this book! But not getting it's Indian edition:
Without Indian print I can't get it in Bangladesh!
Once I was told to read it... it is very good also informed !!!

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Enamul Haque

Joined: Jun 07, 2003
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If you know about any free e-books or web links that may be helpful too...
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