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Tell HN: Skiena's “The Algorithm Design Manual” currently free from publisher
106 points by qohen 29 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 9 comments
Prof. Steven Skiena's book, "The Algorithm Design Manual", is currently available for free download from the publisher, Springer, as a PDF (no registration required).

This[0] is the book's page and this[1] is the direct link to the PDF (note: there is a reCAPTCHA).

The book is one of many textbooks that Springer has made available for download during the Covid-19 period (see here[2] for a complete list). While there have been prior posts about these free textbooks, I wanted to make a post about this specific book given how highly-regarded it is here on HN and because I expect that many of the people who might be interested in acquiring this title might well have skipped HN posts titled, e.g., "Free Textbooks from Springer, Categorized", thereby missing out.

P.S. If you like "The Algorithm Design Manual" and wish that there were a similar text about data science, Prof. Skiena's book, "The Data Science Design Manual" is also freely downloadable from Springer -- it is similar in style, e.g. conversational, with war stories, etc.

This[3] is that book's page and this[4] the direct download link (again, note: there is a reCAPTCHA).

[0] https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-84800-070-4

[1] https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-1-84800-070-4.pdf

[2] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23520545

[3] https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-55444-0

[4] https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-3-319-55444-0.pdf

See also https://hnarayanan.github.io/springer-books/ which has a categorised list of all the books

The link was posted as https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23520545

I've posted Springer's promotion about 45 days ago. They have about 500 books you can download for free! I also included a list of all the computer science ones, if anyone interested: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23055340

I found it some days ago too. The reason my recent posting gained traction is that I re-rendered the spreadsheet as a webpage.

That's nice, thank you!

Without JS there is no captcha-crap. Which i think of as hilarious, because that should make it more easy for bots, which is what captcha-crap allegedly protects against?

Professor Skiena has also made his lectures from SBU's CS373 (Analysis of Algorithms) available on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOtl7M3yp-DX32N0fVIyv...

Awh yiss. I've been wanting to read this since seeing it in https://danluu.com/programming-books/. Thank you!

Nice list. The books on there that I'm familiar with are excellent so I will definitely take a look at the others.

Thank you, this book is on my list to get to.

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