Introduction to Algorithms
|Introduction to Algorithms|
Cover of the third edition
|Author||Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein|
|Publication date||1990 (first edition)|
Introduction to Algorithms is a book by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein. It is used as the textbook for algorithms courses at many universities. It is also one of the most commonly cited references for algorithms in published papers, with over 4900 citations documented on CiteSeerX. The book sold half a million copies during its first 20 years. Its fame has led to the appellation of the abbreviation "CLRS", or, in the first edition, "CLR".
The first edition of the textbook did not include Stein as an author, and thus the book became known by the initialism CLR. After the addition of the fourth author in the second edition, many began to refer to the book as "CLRS". This first edition of the book was also known as "The Big White Book (of Algorithms)." With the second edition, the predominant color of the cover changed to green, causing the nickname to be shortened to just "The Big Book (of Algorithms)." A third edition was published in August 2009.
The second edition of the book published by McGraw-Hill is available with a companion CD-ROM including examples in Java.
- Cormen, Thomas H.; Leiserson, Charles E., Rivest, Ronald L. (1990). Introduction to Algorithms (1st ed.). MIT Press and McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-262-03141-8.
- Cormen, Thomas H.; Leiserson, Charles E., Rivest, Ronald L., Stein, Clifford (2001) . Introduction to Algorithms (2nd ed.). MIT Press and McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-262-03293-7.
- Cormen, Thomas H.; Leiserson, Charles E., Rivest, Ronald L., Stein, Clifford (2009) . Introduction to Algorithms (3rd ed.). MIT Press and McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-262-03384-4.
- "Introduction to Algorithms—CiteSeerX citation query". CiteSeerX. The College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
- Larry Hardesty (August 10, 2011). "Milestone for MIT Press’s bestseller". MIT News Office. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
- "Eternally Confuzzled - Red/Black Trees".
- Neato Tech Books (J. Blustein)
- Official websites
- by MIT Press
- MIT lecture "MIT 6.046J / 18.410J Introduction to Algorithms - Fall 2005". Held in part by coauthor Charles Leiserson. Released as part of MIT OpenCourseWare.
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