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comment research papers vs books
I meant wikipedia not as a source but as a place to find sources collected in topics and know what should be known about a topic.
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comment research papers vs books
Thanks for mentioning Google scholar, but the other part of the question is whether books can contain what's in the research even if later? or is it owned by the research except in exceptional researches? Can wikipedia help in getting the collected references about a specific topic whether from books or researches?
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comment research papers vs books
Will the information in the research be found later in books if it was that valuable or should I keep searching and reading all the research found (which is impossible)?
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comment Is wikipedia a valuable resource for studying data structures? (can we call it complete?)
@DonalFellows i'm talking about wikipedia not as a a place to study from but as a resource for just getting the titles of the data structures and algorithms to search for them in other resources but at least i'm sure nothing is missing and that i'm updated with the new ones.I mean wikipedia is like a checklist for knowing what should i know and what was missing from the books. The same applies for learning a programming language, the specification or book is better than the tutorial because the tutorial misses alot while the book collects all whats scattered among different tutorials and so on
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comment Is wikipedia a valuable resource for studying data structures? (can we call it complete?)
@DonalFellows but i think those present in the list of datastructures of wikipedia is more than those found in books, and probably a certain data structure would probably be found in wikipedia than books. If i read Cormen's intro and Knuth's art of progamming and depend on wikipedia for searching for the rest, wouldn't that be enough and new ones would probably be found in wikipedia as it is updated. I'm asking because i believe that when knowing a certain signle source which at least lists all topics, there would be less probability of missing important topics.Am i wrong? Thx 4 ur help though
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comment Is wikipedia a valuable resource for studying data structures? (can we call it complete?)
so can i depend on wikipedia as a complete list of data structures to search for topics on? In other words, to know what to study and search for using research papers, books, tutorials...so on? I think books do not cover all data structures but only concentrate on common ones. I'm just searching for one resource which i can depend fully on either by finding information or at least know what to search for.
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