Good CS/algorithms textbooks 1

Over many years I have come to rely on some good CS and algorithms textbooks; this list maybe reflective of a electrical engineer’s take on a computer science profession that is increasingly no-holds barred – if you can add then you can code – world


Move 1,2,3 disks from peg #1 to peg #2, with peg #3 as intermediate. Move disk 4 from peg #1 to peg #4. Then move all disks from peg #2 to peg #3 using peg #1 as intermediate.


  1. CLRS book “Introduction to Algorithms” by founders of RSA and MIT CS faculty; link to Amazon
  2. AOSP book “Numerical Recipes in Fortran 77; Art of scientific programming”, by Flannery, Press and Teukolsky; link
  3. Dragon book “Compilers: principles, techniques and tools”, by Aho, Sethi, Ullman link
  4. Tiger book “Modern Compiler Implementation in C/Java/ML” by Andrew Appel link
  5. “Dive into Python” by Mark Pilgrim, link
  6. “Thinking in Java” by Bruce Eckel, link
  7. Python language tutorial by Guido Van Rossum link

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