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YES! Thanks so much for helping put this together.

I've spent a lot of time looking for valuable resources on Algorithms, Data Structures, and other CS theory concepts. CLRS was highly recommended but without a technical background, I wasn't able to dive in as quickly as I hoped. A few days ago, I purchased a copy of Algorithms Unlocked [1] which was described as a "prequel" to CLRS. This review in particular grabbed my attention: "The people who will get the most out of this book are self-taught programmers who have never taken a course in algorithms but who nevertheless need to know this material." Hopefully there isn't too much overrlap :)

BTW, the crytopgraphy & information theory units [2] also look promising.

[1] http://www.amazon.com/Algorithms-Unlocked-Thomas-H-Cormen/dp...

[2] https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science




Yes, Cormen thinks that Algorithms Unlocked is actually a much better book for the crowd that would likely use this content. I put more links in this article at the end, with recommendations from someone who runs an Algorithms study group for mostly self-taught programmers: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science/algor...

The crypto one has a lot of well done videos by Brit Cruise, I've been going through that one personally myself. The info theory is also done by Brit and likely just as cool. There is no programming in either of those, though you can see how they programmed a few visualizations.


Just a note I thought might be useful. I am a self-taught programmer as well and personally, I found the O'reilly 'Algorithms in a nutshell'[1] book excellent as both a learning resource as well as reference. Also, it is a /much/ smaller book with a '...focus on application, rather than theory...' and /complete/ working code.

[1] http://www.amazon.com/Algorithms-Nutshell-In-OReilly/dp/0596...




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