Talk:Introduction to Algorithms

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Should this entry exist?[edit]

"Many insist that this book is an essential text for any programmer's bookshelf.". Unless you can find a source for this I suggest it be removed. Also, I don't see why this text should be singled out as notable amongs all data structures and algorithms books, Weiss for example is far more famous and I see no entry on this. 14:46, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

I would agree with the quote, and so would the programmers I know. It's an excellent book. -- 04:17, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

I would agree with it, too; but I don't think such a quote is NPOV enough for Wikipedia -- particularly without a citation. -- Mikeblas 05:36, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
So it becomes NPOV when *someone else* says it? Using an outside source's bias doesn't make it "neutral." While I agree with that this book is an essential book, the only citation valid for this would be some sort of poll or something.
No, 67. I'm looking for a survey or set of interviews; that's the only way to support a claim like "many insist". Oh -- exactly as you, yourself, end up suggesting. -- Mikeblas 14:04, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Frankly I'm a bit surprised that this entry is so sparse considering how many pages about algorithms in Wikipedia either paraphrase the text or the pseudo code in the book and list this book as a reference. Pretty much every topic the book covers that is also a page in Wikipedia currently lists this book as a reference. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:18, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
I also agree with that statement. I think this is already enough people to constitute "many". PUT THAT STATEMENT BACK IN! If nothing else, put "At least 4 people insist that this book is an essential text for any programmer's bookshelf." And while we're at it, here is an example of a University that uses the Algorithms book as its textbook: UVa ( So in hindsight, let us take the statement that "it is used as a textbook at many Universities" out as well-- until we get four or more Universities on that list. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:09, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

This is misleading - pointing an "Introduction to Algorithms" topic to a book is like conning the readers into seeing a book ad. The article should be renamed to "Book:Introduction to Algorithms" or something similar... perhaps there ought to be a Wikiproject that specializes in books. K nitin r (talk) 10:02, 22 July 2008 (UTC)


Do you happen to know to which languages has this book been translated to?

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Citation template[edit]

I have created a citation template, {{Introduction to Algorithms}}. It is supposed to be "smart", i.e. one has to specify the edition (1st or 2nd), and all depending parameters are determined accordingly. (I've read the book, so I guess anything less would be an embarrassment. :) ) I don't know how useful it is, but it's there... GregorB (talk) 19:23, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Location of Big Red[edit]

Having always enjoyed the cover of the book, I was interested in the location of the mobile in question. Research seems to show that it is (or has in recent years) been located in New York, New York, not DC. ( Reference ) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:50, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, you're correct, and I updated the page accordingly. Another similar Calder mobile is on display in The Phillips Collection, which may have caused the confusion. David Koller (talk) 05:43, 31 March 2011 (UTC)