Algorithms design book / cookbook for Julia?

Indeed, a good debugger is good ;-). But needing a debugger to do any programming at all in Matlab is not.

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Again the same argument. If you need a debugger it’s because you are a bad programmer.

I agree with @lmiq that this is for the most part, language independent. Interestingly, many of the suggestions here are for numerical algorithms; not what you are asking! I can recommend Tim Roughgarden’s books and online lectures, which are language independent, but I would highly recommend that you implement the full algorithms yourself. If you need to see complete implementations, then Sedgewick/Wayne is good, but it is in Java, which is not ideal IMO.

Given a book, I’d take a look at DataStructures.jl, which has nice implementations of many of the basic data structures.

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Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s not the case.

It might be. I mentioned it more as an illustration of a time I realized a book like that might be really useful. If it has sections on combinatorics and graph manipulation / traversal in addition to all the numerical stuff, then that could be useful.

I think the book may be useful for me at some point, but not for what I’m asking for here - it’s not a book on algorithm design / data structures.

I watched the entire talk, though I didn’t get through all of the questions. Unless I’m missing something, the only part of the talk relevant to this conversation was the part where Tim says most algorithims books write pseudo-code, which doesn’t compile or run and can’t be tested for correctness. It strengthens @lmiq’s assertion that most algorithms books are language independent.

Yes and yes.

These? Yes! I’m looking for something like these. I’m already reading the intro to the first book, and it appears to be on-topic for my request and very well written.

Yes. Doing greatly helps me learn.

Thanks. That’ll probably be phase two of my foray into algorithm design. Want to work through (relevant) books first.

I’ve read answers to similar questions, and a lot of computer science grads recommend An Introduction To Algorithms, often referred to as the CLRS book.

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Thanks. I recognize the cover…which probably means the university I graduated from uses it as a textbook. Have never looked inside, though the ToC looks interesting and relevant.

@zdenek_hurak Yes, in fact, the next edition of FNC will be all-Julia! I have been updating all the codes, text, and exercises (of which there are now 499), and expect formal publication in early 2022.

Thanks to the jupyterbook project, the text will be fully HTML, with a printed copy available. We hope to offer code editing and execution in-browser as well, but that is TBD.

Feel free to have a sneak peek at


That is awesome. By the way, do you consider any systematic way of receiving some feedback like a github issue tracker or anything like that? Or just emails? Just in case.

When it comes to the core functions, an issue at the public repo would be appropriate. (The README there is out of date at the moment.)

For text material it’s less clear. I’ve received mainly email notices for the original edition and it’s worked fine; not everyone wants to go through github for that sort of thing. It’s also hard to constantly update a text, since it gets a DOI/ISBN and all that jazz.

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