Saturday, August 11, 2012

The words are not enough

In an earlier post I hinted at creating a book which teaches algorithms & data structures primarily using pictures. Here is a start. Caveat: Start from the bottom of the pin board to see the older posts first and work your way to the top.

The way I see it being used is that it should provide enough intuition that people should be able to look at the pictures and get the gist of the algorithm or data structure in under 3 minutes. You can always find more information (details) about the algorithm or data structure on other places on the internet. This book hopes to act as a place where one can:
  • Develop intuition about algorithms & data structures
  • View the guts of an algorithm or data structure graphically for easier recall
  • Quickly glance at the picture of an algorithm or data structure to recollect the underlying idea behind it (revision for interviews, exams, etc...)
I'll be extremely happy to receive feedback of any kind on this (what I think is a unique) way to learn algorithms and data structures so that I may progressively improve the quality of the content.