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    Data Structures book

    An acquaintance has asked me for advice regarding a book on Data Structures - preferably using C++. However, my data structure books date from the 1970's/1980's and largely use Pascal!

    Looking on Amazon, there's a wide selection with some prices over 100 for one book! Would some guru recommend a modern Data Structures book that covers not only theory but also in-depth implementation detail (preferably in C++) - and in particular trees, priority queues and graphs (as well as the basic stack, queue, lists etc). Or conversely, recommend which book(s) not to buy/consider.

    Thanks for any advice.
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    Re: Data Structures book

    I like Advanced Data Structures by Peter Brass. I see it's coming soon in a (relatively) cheap paperback version but the book is also available on the internet for free,

    https://doc.lagout.org/Others/Data%2...8-09-08%5D.pdf

    I recently bought Algorithms to Live By, by Christian & Griffith. It's about algorithms but from a non-technical angle. Still it could qualify as textbook in some honors course. It gives a broader perspective and insight,

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Algorithms-.../dp/0007547994
    Last edited by wolle; April 19th, 2019 at 12:43 AM.

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