## Python Algorithms: Mastering Basic Algorithms in the Python Language Python Algorithms 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 problem-solving techniques. The book is intended for Python programmers who need to learn about algorithmic problem-solving, or who need a refresher. Students of computer science, or similar programming-related topics, such as bioinformatics, may also find the book to be quite useful. Table of Contents Introduction The Basics Counting 101 Induction and Recursion ... and Reduction Traversal: The Skeleton Key of Algorithmics Divide, Combine, and Conquer Greed Is Good? Prove It! Tangled Dependencies and Memoization From A to B with Edsger and Friends Matchings, Cuts, and Flows Hard Problems and (Limited) Sloppiness |

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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

The Basics | 9 |

Counting 101 | 45 |

Induction and Recursion and Reduction | 71 |

The Skeleton Key of Algorithmics | 101 |

Divide Combine and Conquer | 125 |

Greed Is Good? Prove It | 151 |

Tangled Dependencies and Memoization | 175 |

From A to B with Edsger and Friends | 199 |

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Python Algorithms: Mastering Basic Algorithms in the Python Language Magnus Lie Hetland Limited preview - 2011 |

Python Algorithms: Mastering Basic Algorithms in the Python Language Magnus Lie Hetland Limited preview - 2014 |

Python Algorithms: Mastering Basic Algorithms in the Python Language Magnus Lie Hetland No preview available - 2010 |