Thomas H. Cormen. Charles E. Leiserson. Ronald L. Rivest. Clifford Stein. Introduction to Algorithms. Third Edition. The MIT Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Introduction to algorithms / Thomas H. Cormen [et al.]. Algorithms are described in English and in a "pseudocode" designed to be readable by anyone. Contribute to CodeClub-JU/Introduction-to-Algorithms-CLRS development by Introduction-to-Algorithms-CLRS/Introduction to Algorithms - 3rd sieflowiqroweb.gq
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Oftentimes I skip straight to the pseudocode examples, as I find them immensely readable and translatable into practical, functioning code of any language.
This book is a must-have on the shelf of any computer scientist, and any practical programmer who wants to write more efficient code. Pick it up! That having been said The pseudocode employed throughout is absolutely wretched, at times especially in later chapters binding up and abstracting away subsidiary computational processes not with actual predefined functions but english descriptions of modifications thereof -- decide whether you're writing co An essential, well-written reference, and one it's quite possible to read through several times, picking up new info each time.
The pseudocode employed throughout is absolutely wretched, at times especially in later chapters binding up and abstracting away subsidiary computational processes not with actual predefined functions but english descriptions of modifications thereof -- decide whether you're writing code samples for humans or humans-simulating-automata, please, and stick to one.
This habit wouldn't be so obnoxious, save that several although, admittedly, rare "inline modifications of declaration" seem to require modifications of definition which would subsequently invalidate previous running-time or -space guarantees. I know the authors have released an updated edition; I do not yet own it, and could contrast with assurance only the two editions' coverage of string-matching algorithms. That minor nit having been aired, CLR1 belongs in undergraduate curricula and on pros' bookshelves.
Its illustrations, in particular, are highly effective and bring several fundamental algorithms to life better than I've seen elsewhere; its treatment of the Master Method is the best I've seen with an undergraduate audience.
The data types in the RAM model are integer and floating point. Although we typically do not concern ourselves with precision in this book, in some applications precision is crucial.
We also assume a limit on the size of each word of data. If the word size could grow arbitrarily, we could store huge amounts of data in one word and operate on it all in constant time-clearly an unrealistic scenario.
Real computers contain instructions not listed above, and such instructions represent a gray area in the RAM model. For example, is exponentiation a constant-time instruction? In the general case, no; it takes several instructions to compute xy when x and y are real numbers. In restricted situations, however, exponentiation is a constant-time operation.
Many computers have a "shift left" instruction, which in constant time shifts the bits of an integer by k positions to the left. In most computers, shifting the bits of an integer by one position to the left is equivalent to multiplication by 2.
Shifting the bits by k positions to the left is equivalent to multiplication by 2k. Therefore, such computers can compute 2k in one constant-time instruction by shifting the integer 1 by k positions to the left, as long as k is no more than the number of bits in a computer word. We will endeavor to avoid such gray areas in the RAM model, but we will treat computation of 2k as a constant-time operation when k is a small enough positive integer.
In the RAM model, we do not attempt to model the memory hierarchy that is common in contemporary computers. That is, we do not model caches or virtual memory which is most often implemented with demand paging. Several computational models attempt to account for memory-hierarchy effects, which are sometimes significant in real programs on real machines. A handful of problems in this book examine memory-hierarchy effects, but for the most part, the analyses in this book will not consider them.
Models that include the memory hierarchy are quite a bit more complex than the RAM model, so that they can be difficult to work with. Moreover, RAM-model analyses are usually excellent predictors of performance on actual machines. Analyzing even a simple algorithm in the RAM model can be a challenge.
The mathematical tools required may include combinatorics, probability theory, algebraic dexterity, and the ability to identify the most significant terms in a formula. Because the behavior of an algorithm may be different for each possible input, we need a means for summarizing that behavior in simple, easily understood formulas. Even though we typically select only one machine model to analyze a given algorithm, we still face many choices in deciding how to express our analysis.
We would like a way that is simple to write and manipulate, shows the important characteristics of an algorithm's resource requirements, and suppresses tedious details. In general, the time taken by an algorithm grows with the size of the input, so it is traditional to describe the running time of a program as a function of the size of its input. To do so, we need to define the terms "running time" and "size of input" more carefully.
The best notion for input size depends on the problem being studied. For many problems, such as sorting or computing discrete Fourier transforms, the most natural measure is the number of items in the input-for example, the array size n for sorting. For many other problems, such as multiplying two integers, the best measure of input size is the total number of bits needed to represent the input in ordinary binary notation.
Sometimes, it is more appropriate to describe the size of the input with two numbers rather than one. For instance, if the input to an algorithm is a graph, the input size can be described by the numbers of vertices and edges in the graph. We shall indicate which input size measure is being used with each problem we study. The running time of an algorithm on a particular input is the number of primitive operations or "steps" executed.
It is convenient to define the notion of step so that it is as machineindependent as possible. For the moment, let us adopt the following view. A constant amount of time is required to execute each line of our pseudocode. One line may take a different amount of time than another line, but we shall assume that each execution of the ith line takes time ci , where ci is a constant.
This viewpoint is in keeping with the RAM model, and it also reflects how the pseudocode would be implemented on most actual computers. This simpler notation will also make it easy to determine whether one algorithm is more efficient than another. When a for or while loop exits in the usual way i. We assume that comments are not executable statements, and so they take no time. If the array is in reverse sorted order-that is, in decreasing order-the worst case results.
Typically, as in insertion sort, the running time of an algorithm is fixed for a given input, although in later chapters we shall see some interesting "randomized" algorithms whose behavior can vary even for a fixed input.
Worst-case and average-case analysis In our analysis of insertion sort, we looked at both the best case, in which the input array was already sorted, and the worst case, in which the input array was reverse sorted. For the remainder of this book, though, we shall usually concentrate on finding only the worst-case running time, that is, the longest running time for any input of size n.
We give three reasons for this orientation. Knowing it gives us a guarantee that the algorithm will never take any longer. We need not make some educated guess about the running time and hope that it never gets much worse.
For some algorithms, the worst case occurs fairly often. For example, in searching a database for a particular piece of information, the searching algorithm's worst case will often occur when the information is not present in the database.
In some searching applications, searches for absent information may be frequent. The "average case" is often roughly as bad as the worst case. Suppose that we randomly choose n numbers and apply insertion sort. How long does it take to determine where in subarray A[1 j - 1] to insert element A[j]? On average, half the elements in A[1 j - 1] are less than A[j], and half the elements are greater. If we work out the resulting average-case running time, it turns out to be a quadratic function of the input size, just like the worst-case running time.
In some particular cases, we shall be interested in the average-case or expected running time of an algorithm; in Chapter 5, we shall see the technique of probabilistic analysis, by which we determine expected running times. One problem with performing an average-case analysis, however, is that it may not be apparent what constitutes an "average" input for a particular problem.
Often, we shall assume that all inputs of a given size are equally likely. In practice, this assumption may be violated, but we can sometimes use a randomized algorithm, which makes random choices, to allow a probabilistic analysis. First, we ignored the actual cost of each statement, using the constants ci to represent these costs.
We thus ignored not only the actual statement costs, but also the abstract costs ci.
We shall now make one more simplifying abstraction. It is the rate of growth, or order of growth, of the running time that really interests us. We therefore consider only the leading term of a formula e. We also ignore the leading term's constant coefficient, since constant factors are less significant than the rate of growth in determining computational efficiency for large inputs.
We usually consider one algorithm to be more efficient than another if its worst-case running time has a lower order of growth. Due to constant factors and lower-order terms, this evaluation may be in error for small inputs. Then find the second smallest element of A, and exchange it with A.
Continue in this manner for the first n - 1 elements of A. Write pseudocode for this algorithm, which is known as selection sort. What loop invariant does this algorithm maintain? Why does it need to run for only the first n - 1 elements, rather than for all n elements?
How many elements of the input sequence need to be checked on the average, assuming that the element being searched for is equally likely to be any element in the array?
How about in the worst case? Justify your answers. Computational steps that we specify in English are often variants of a procedure that requires more than just a constant amount of time.
For example, later in this book we might say "sort the points by x-coordinate," which, as we shall see, takes more than a constant amount of time. Also, note that a statement that calls a subroutine takes constant time, though the subroutine, once invoked, may take more. That is, we separate the process of calling the subroutine-passing parameters to it, etc. A statement that references m words of memory and is executed n times does not necessarily consume mn words of memory in total.
Insertion sort uses an incremental approach: having sorted the subarray A[1 j - 1], we insert the single element A[j] into its proper place, yielding the sorted subarray A[1 j]. In this section, we examine an alternative design approach, known as "divide-and-conquer. One advantage of divide-and-conquer algorithms is that their running times are often easily determined using techniques that will be introduced in Chapter 4.
These algorithms typically follow a divide-and-conquer approach: they break the problem into several subproblems that are similar to the original problem but smaller in size, solve the subproblems recursively, and then combine these solutions to create a solution to the original problem.
Conquer the subproblems by solving them recursively. If the subproblem sizes are small enough, however, just solve the subproblems in a straightforward manner. Combine the solutions to the subproblems into the solution for the original problem.
The merge sort algorithm closely follows the divide-and-conquer paradigm. Intuitively, it operates as follows. Conquer: Sort the two subsequences recursively using merge sort.
Combine: Merge the two sorted subsequences to produce the sorted answer. The recursion "bottoms out" when the sequence to be sorted has length 1, in which case there is no work to be done, since every sequence of length 1 is already in sorted order. The key operation of the merge sort algorithm is the merging of two sorted sequences in the "combine" step. It merges them to form a single sorted subarray that replaces the current subarray A[p r].
Returning to our card-playing motif, suppose we have two piles of cards face up on a table. Each pile is sorted, with the smallest cards on top. We wish to merge the two piles into a single sorted output pile, which is to be face down on the table.
Our basic step consists of choosing the smaller of the two cards on top of the face-up piles, removing it from its pile which exposes a new top card , and placing this card face down onto the output pile.
We repeat this step until one input pile is empty, at which time we just take the remaining input pile and place it face down onto the output pile. Computationally, each basic step takes constant time, since we are checking just two top cards. The following pseudocode implements the above idea, but with an additional twist that avoids having to check whether either pile is empty in each basic step. The idea is to put on the bottom of each pile a sentinel card, which contains a special value that we use to simplify our code.
But once that happens, all the nonsentinel cards have already been placed onto the output pile. Lines put the sentinels at the ends of the arrays L and R. Lines , illustrated in Figure 2. Moreover, L[i] and R[j] are the smallest elements of their arrays that have not been copied back into A. Lightly shaded positions in A contain their final values, and lightly shaded positions in L and R contain values that have yet to be copied back into A.
Taken together, the lightly shaded positions always comprise the values originally in A[9 16], along with the two sentinels. Heavily shaded positions in A contain values that will be copied over, and heavily shaded positions in L and R contain values that have already been copied back into A.
At this point, the subarray in A[9 16] is sorted, and the two sentinels in L and R are the only two elements in these arrays that have not been copied into A. We must show that this loop invariant holds prior to the first iteration of the for loop of lines , that each iteration of the loop maintains the invariant, and that the invariant provides a useful property to show correctness when the loop terminates.
Then L[i] is the smallest element not yet copied back into A. All but the two largest have been copied back into A, and these two largest elements are the sentinels. The lengths of the sorted sequences being merged increase as the algorithm progresses from bottom to top. We can then use mathematical tools to solve the recurrence and provide bounds on the performance of the algorithm.
A recurrence for the running time of a divide-and-conquer algorithm is based on the three steps of the basic paradigm. As before, we let T n be the running time on a problem of size n. If we take D n time to divide the problem into subproblems and C n time to combine the solutions to the subproblems into the solution to the original problem, we get the recurrence In Chapter 4, we shall see how to solve common recurrences of this form.