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Where do people keep these algorithms around? I've asked in the past about reference guides for stuff like this they throw Knuth's "Art of Computer Programming" which is a neat book but doesn't have esoteric and useful but hard to find stuff like this.

Where do I find stuff like this?!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_algorithms (seriously! Scan it, choose something that looks interesting and you'll have hours of fun ahead of you.)

As much as it seems like common sense as that page would exist on Wikipedia, it had never occurred to me, Brilliant - Thank you.

Thanks, but neither fountain nor rateless codes appear on that page. :(

No, but it does link to Forward error correction, which links to fountain codes as well as rateless codes.

I don't pretend to understand most of it, but to my untrained eye, "Clever Algorithms" seems to be a phenomenal resource and available as a free PDF, or in print: http://www.cleveralgorithms.com/

Edit: Discussion here: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2141542

Related, also recommended: _Essentials of Metaheuristics_ (http://cs.gmu.edu/~sean/book/metaheuristics/).

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