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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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In this chapter, we have looked at an overview of algorithm design. The study of algorithms is important because it trains us to think very specifically about certain problems. It is conducive to increasing our problem-solving abilities by isolating the components of a problem and defining the relationships between them. In this chapter, we discussed different methods for analyzing algorithms and comparing algorithms. We also discussed asymptotic notations, namely: Big Ο, Ω, and θ notation.

In the next chapter, we will discuss algorithm design techniques and strategies.