The Stanford GraphBase A Platform for Combinatorial Computing (Free)

E The book's second goal "Is To Provide A Useful Means For provide a useful for combinatorial algorithms and for evaluating methods of combinatorial computing To this end Knuth's programs offer standard freely available sets of data the Stanford GraphBase that may be used as benchmarks to test competing methods The data sets are both interesting in themselves and applicable to a wide variety of problem domains With objective tests here made possible Knuth hopes to bridge the gap between theoretical computer scientists and programmers' who have real problems to solve As with all of Knuth's writings this book is appreciated not only The Stanford GraphBase A Platform for Combinatorial Computing represents the first fruits of Donald E Knuth's preparation for Volume 4 of The Art of Computer Programming "The book's first goal is to demonstrate through about 30 examples the art iterate programming "book's first is to demonstrate through about 30 examples the art of iterate programming example is a programmatic essay a short story that can be read and enjoyed by human beings as readily as it can be read and interpreted by machines In these essaysprograms Knuth makes new contributions to the exposition of several important algorithms and data structures so the programs are of special interest for their content as well as for their styl. The Stanford GraphBase A Platform for Combinatorial Computing

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Or the author's unmatched insight but also for the fun and the challenge of his work in which he invites us to participate He illustrates many "of the most significant and most beautiful combinatorial algorithms that are presently known and provides demonstration "the most significant and most beautiful combinatorial algorithms that are presently known and provides demonstration that can ead to hours of amusement In showing how the Stanford GraphBase can generate an almost exhaustible supply of challenging problems some of which maylead to the discovery of new and improved algorithms Knuth proposes friendly competitions His own initial entries into such competitions
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