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Problem Solving with Algorithms and Data Structures (interactivepython.org)
33 points by arrowgunz 1787 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

I love the idea behind this project. I think Python is a superb language for learning programming, and the implementation of algorithms and data structures is not discussed enough in the Python world.

However, I'm not a big fan of the fact that all the collection ADTs are strict ports from Java, with far too many getSpam/setSpam methods and not enough __double_underscores__.

Thanks for the comments. I'm one of the authors of the book (Miller). Although I wouldn't say that the ADTs are strict ports from Java, I would say that because we teach Java in our next class that was definitely in the back of our heads. Now that we are online, I could definitely see moving in the direction you suggest to make this interesting to a wider audience.

As a computer science student whose learning these in Java, thankyou so much, these are some of the best notes I've seen.

One thing that would be really useful would be time/space efficiency in big-O notation, but I'm not sure that would necessarily benefit the audience you're going for?

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