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C# Data Structures and Algorithms - Second Edition

By : Marcin Jamro
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C# Data Structures and Algorithms - Second Edition

By: Marcin Jamro

Overview of this book

Building your own applications is exciting but challenging, especially when tackling complex problems tied to advanced data structures and algorithms. This endeavor demands profound knowledge of the programming language as well as data structures and algorithms – precisely what this book offers to C# developers. Starting with an introduction to algorithms, this book gradually immerses you in the world of arrays, lists, stacks, queues, dictionaries, and sets. Real-world examples, enriched with code snippets and illustrations, provide a practical understanding of these concepts. You’ll also learn how to sort arrays using various algorithms, setting a solid foundation for your programming expertise. As you progress through the book, you’ll venture into more complex data structures – trees and graphs – and discover algorithms for tasks such as determining the shortest path in a graph before advancing to see various algorithms in action, such as solving Sudoku. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to use the C# language to build algorithmic components that are not only easy to understand and debug but also seamlessly applicable in various applications, spanning web and mobile platforms.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Summary

This chapter was related to one of the most important data structures available while developing applications: graphs. As you learned, a graph is a data structure that consists of nodes and edges. Each edge connects two nodes. What’s more, there are various variants of edges, such as undirected and directed, as well as unweighted and weighted. All of them were described and explained in detail, and illustrations and code examples were provided. Two methods of graph representation, namely using an adjacency list and an adjacency matrix, were explained as well. You also learned how to implement a graph in the C# language.

While talking about graphs, it’s important to present some real-world applications, especially due to the common use of such a data structure. For example, this chapter explained the structure of friends that are available on social media or the problem of searching for the shortest path in a city.

Among the topics that were covered in this...