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I feel as though I did not learn enough in my data structures and algorithms class, even though I passed with a mediocre grade. What is a a good book to learn more about these things?

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Possible duplicate of programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/69981/… –  Gary Rowe Jun 29 '13 at 18:57
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A great reference is the classic Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen et al. If you need to refresh your knowledge on a particular data structure, better undestand the big-O notation or want to learn about 50 different kinds of balanced trees, this book is in my opinion very good.

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I'd emphasize the "reference" part. This isn't a book terribly well suited for reading cover to cover –  jozefg Jun 29 '13 at 13:13
@jozefg I agree - it's a reference work. Probably also a bit too advanced for a complete beginner. However the general passages and each chapter's beginning (not the parts which I would describe as "catalogue of algorithms and data structures") are in my opinion all worth reading. –  Michał Kosmulski Jun 29 '13 at 13:16
Introduction to Algorithms is definitely a reference to read by each professional programmer at some point during his/her life but it is too advanced. –  Chiron Jun 29 '13 at 13:46
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I find this book is easy to follow. You wont find the Math to prove the correctness of the algorithm. Really convenient to follow and grasp.

Data Structures & Algorithms in Java 2nd Edition

This also a practical and easy to follow reference. Algorithms, 4th Edition

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Algorithms, 4th Edition - the best aproach(to my mind) –  nazar_art Jun 29 '13 at 20:36
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