Think Data Structures (O'Reilly)
Think Data Structures (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

This practical book aims to help you get to grips with data structures and algorithms in a clear, concise, and engaging way.  Author Allen Downey emphasizes practical knowledge and skills over theory and shows how to use data structures to implement efficient algorithms, and then analyze and measure their performance. The book explores the important classes in the Java collections framework (JCF), how they're implemented, and how they're expected to perform.



Author: Allen B. Downey
Publisher: O'Reilly
Date: July 2017
Pages: 155
ISBN: 978-1491972397
Print: 1491972394
Kindle: B073SJBWKD
Audience: Students and developers wanting to learn data structures
Level: Introductory
Category: JavaData Science


  • Use data structures such as lists and maps, and understand how they work
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  • Write classes that implement the Map interface, using a hash table and binary search tree
  • Build a simple web search engine with a crawler, an indexer that stores web page contents, and a retriever that returns user query results.

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