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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

Algorithm Design Techniques and Strategies

In the field of computing, algorithm design is very important for IT professionals for improving their skills and enabling growth in the industry. The algorithm design process starts with a substantial number of real-world computing problems, which must be clearly formulated for efficiently building the solution using one of the possible techniques from the range of algorithm design techniques available. The world of algorithms contains a plethora of techniques and design principles, mastery of which is required to tackle more difficult problems in the field. Algorithm designs are important in computer science, in general, to efficiently design the solution for a precisely formulated problem since a very sophisticated and complex problem can easily be solved with an appropriate algorithm design technique.

In this chapter, we will discuss the ways in which different kinds of algorithms can be categorized. Design techniques will be described...