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# Art of Computer Programming, The, Volumes 1-3 Boxed Set (Art of Computer Programming)

Finally, after a wait of more than thirty-five years, the first part of Volume 4 is at last ready for publication. Check out the boxed set that brings together Volumes 1 - 4A in one elegant case, and offers the purchaser a $50 discount off the price of buying the four volumes individually. The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A Boxed Set, 3/e ISBN: 0321751043

Boxed Set, 896 pages

Published
October 15th 1998
by Addison-Wesley Professional

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Oh. It's full of jokes, by the way. Just as well I didn't have my cup of tea in hand when I came upon this one:

4. [M50] Prove that when n is an integer, n > 2, the equation xn + yn = zn has no solution in positive integers x, y, z. (NB the book was published in the 1 ...more

*bible*for computer programmers. I wouldn't go so far. A bible always assumes some form of religion. And that would make the author a kind of deity, a pedestal upon which he certainly would not want to be put. If you like to read a "bible-ish" book by Donald Knuth read 3:16.

I learned a great deal from these books. As a poor student I could only afford to buy Volume 3 (

*Sorting and Searching*). The other two I borrowed or read directly at the library (while ...more

The perfect Coffee table book.

AOCP, along with Computer Algorithms by Corman, Leiserson and Rivest are the first books I turn to whenever I have an upcoming challenge or interview. Pinnacle of Precision!

Oct 19, 2008
Ali Kalantari
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Reading it as a book for Advanced programming reference. But I think I'll read it completely when it's last day of my life

Nov 04, 2010
Curtis Schofield
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I'm going to order this to hold up my monitor and then hold the inner world and dream a dream with you.

Nov 24, 2011
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All three volumes of The Art of Computer Programming (TAOCP), are classic. Each is IMHO a book that every CS student should try to study reimplementing example by example. Not many will succeed to finish even half of one volume, but if you do please buy all three of them :-).

I think it's very important to study Vol 1. It gives enough exposition to the Donald Knuth style and brilliant thinking. It is the level of thinking of the author that represents the main value of the book: you instantly un ...more

I think it's very important to study Vol 1. It gives enough exposition to the Donald Knuth style and brilliant thinking. It is the level of thinking of the author that represents the main value of the book: you instantly un ...more

Jul 24, 2008
Weloytty
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This is one of those sets of books you put on your shelf so that people will recognize you as a Serious Programmer. I don't know anyone who has actually READ them, other than college students who were forced to do it. I actually used it as a reference once when I was writing a sort, but then I tossed my code and used library code, because when it comes down to it, who wants to write a sort by yourself???

I've read some other stuff Knuth has written, and he's actually a pretty good author. I would ...more

I've read some other stuff Knuth has written, and he's actually a pretty good author. I would ...more

Oct 16, 2007
Brandon Ferguson
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What I learned? That I need more freaking math and I shouldn't expect to read more than 10-20 pages in a given sitting. =D

Dec 27, 2008
Sachin
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Never I get to cover more than Page 1...

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Donald Ervin Knuth, born January 10th 1938, is a renowned computer scientist and Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University.

Author of the seminal multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming ("TAOCP"), Knuth has been called the "father" of the analysis of algorithms, contributing to the development of, and systematizing formal mathematical techniques for, the ...more

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