Programming Algorithms
Programming Algorithms

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Programming Algorithms

Last updated on 2020-08-25

About the Author

Vsevolod Domkin
Vsevolod Domkin

Hi, I'm Vsevolod Dyomkin (or Domkin according to the passport) from Kyiv, Ukraine.

I'm a Lisp programmer and enthusiast, a Natural Language Processing researcher, an occasional writer/blogger, and a teacher.

You can find some more relevant information at http://vseloved.github.io/

Table of Contents

  •  
    • Introduction
      • Why Algorithms Matter
      • A Few Words about Lisp
    • Algorithmic Complexity
    • A Crash Course in Lisp
      • The Core of Lisp
      • A Code Example
      • The REPL
      • Basic Expressions
        • Sequential Execution
        • Branching
        • Looping
        • Procedures and Variables
        • Comments
      • Getting Started
  • Essential Data Structures
    • 1 Data Structures
      • Data Structures vs Algorithms
      • The Data Structure Concept
      • Contiguous and Linked Data Structures
      • Tuples
      • Passing Data Structures in Function Calls
      • Structs in Action: Union-Find
      • Take-Aways
    • 2 Arrays
      • Arrays as Sequences
      • Dynamic Vectors
      • Why Are Arrays Indexed from 0
      • Multi-Dimensional Arrays
      • Binary Search
        • Binary Search in Action: a Fast Specialized In-Memory DB
      • Sorting
        • O(n^2) Sorting
        • Quicksort
        • Production Sort
        • Performance Benchmark
      • Take-Aways
    • 3 Linked Lists
      • Lists as Sequences
      • Lists as Functional Data Structures
      • Different Kinds of Lists
      • FIFO & LIFO
        • Queue
        • Stack
        • Deque
        • Stacks in Action: SAX Parsing
      • Lists as Sets
      • Merge Sort
        • Parallelization of Merge Sort
      • Lists and Lisp
      • Take-Aways
    • 4 Key-Values
      • Concrete Key-values
        • Simple Arrays
        • Associative Lists
        • Hash-Tables
        • Structs
        • Trees
      • Operations
      • Memoization
        • Memoization in Action: Transposition Tables
      • Cache Invalidation
        • Second Chance and Clock Algorithms
        • LFU
        • LRU
      • Low-Level Caching
      • Take-Aways
  • Derivative Data Structures
    • 5 Hash-Tables
      • Implementation
        • Dealing with Collisions
        • Hash-Code
        • Advanced Hashing Techniques
      • Hash-Functions
      • Operations
        • Initialization
        • Access
        • Iteration
      • Perfect Hashing
        • Implementation
        • The CHM92 Algorithm
      • Distributed Hash-Tables
      • Hashing in Action: Content Addressing
      • Take-Aways
    • 6 Trees
      • Implementation Variants
      • Tree Traversal
      • Binary Search Trees
      • Splay Trees
        • Complexity Analysis
      • Red-Black and AVL Trees
      • B-Trees
      • Heaps
      • Tries
      • Trees in Action: Efficient Mapping
      • Take-Aways
    • 7 Graphs
      • Graph Representations
      • Topological Sort
      • MST
        • Prim’s Algorithm
        • Kruskal’s Algorithm
      • Pathfinding
        • Dijkstra’s Algorithm
        • A* Algorithm
      • Maximum Flow
      • Graphs in Action: PageRank
        • Implementation
      • Take-Aways
    • 8 Strings
      • Basic String-Related Optimizations
      • Strings in the Editor
      • Substring Search
        • Knuth-Morris-Pratt (KMP)
        • Boyer-Moore (BM)
        • Rabin-Karp (RK)
        • Aho-Corasick (AC)
      • Regular Expressions
        • Implementation of the Thompson’s Construction
      • Grammars
      • String Search in Action: Plagiarism Detection
      • Take-aways
  • Selected Algorithms
    • 9 Dynamic Programming
      • Fibonacci Numbers
      • String Segmentation
      • Text Justification
      • Pathfinding Revisited
      • LCS and Diff
      • DP in Action: Backprop
      • Take-aways
    • 10 Approximation
      • Combinatorial Optimization
      • Local Search
      • Evolutionary Algorithms
      • Branch & Bound
      • Gradient Descent
        • Improving GD
      • Sampling
      • Matrix Factorization
        • Singular Value Decomposition
      • Fourier Transform
        • Fourier Transform in Action: JPEG
      • Take-Aways
    • 11 Compression
      • Encoding
      • Base64
      • Lossless Compression
      • Huffman Coding
        • Huffman Coding in Action: Dictionary Optimization
      • Arithmetic Coding
      • DEFLATE
      • Take-Aways
    • 12 Synchronization
      • Synchronization Troubles
      • Low-Level Synchronization
      • Mutual Exclusion Algorithms
      • High-Level Synchronization
        • Lock-Free Data Structures
        • Data-Parallelism and Message Passing
        • STM
      • Distributed Computations
        • Distributed Algorithms
        • Distributed Data Structures
        • Distributed Algorithms in Action: Collaborative Editing
      • Persistent Data Structures
      • Take-Aways
    • Afterword
      • Acknowledgments
  • Notes

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