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Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with Python - Third Edition

By : Dr. Basant Agarwal
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Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with Python - Third Edition

By: Dr. Basant Agarwal

Overview of this book

Choosing the right data structure is pivotal to optimizing the performance and scalability of applications. This new edition of Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with Python will expand your understanding of key structures, including stacks, queues, and lists, and also show you how to apply priority queues and heaps in applications. You’ll learn how to analyze and compare Python algorithms, and understand which algorithms should be used for a problem based on running time and computational complexity. You will also become confident organizing your code in a manageable, consistent, and scalable way, which will boost your productivity as a Python developer. By the end of this Python book, you’ll be able to manipulate the most important data structures and algorithms to more efficiently store, organize, and access data in your applications.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Index

Introducing Python 3.10

Python is an interpreted language: the statements are executed line by line. It follows the concepts of object-oriented programming. Python is dynamically typed, which makes it an ideal candidate among languages for scripting and fast-paced development on many platforms. Its source code is open source, and there is a very big community that is using and developing it continuously, at a very fast pace. Python code can be written in any text editor and saved with the .py file extension. Python is easy to use and learn because of its compactness and elegant syntax.

Since the Python language will be used to write the algorithms, an explanation is provided of how to set up the environment to run the examples.