Complexity and Computation
by Allen Downey
Publisher: Green Tea Press 2011
Number of pages: 104
This book is about data structures and algorithms, intermediate programming in Python, complexity science and the philosophy of science. This book picks up where Think Python leaves off. I assume that you have read that book or have equivalent knowledge of Python.
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