Computational Geometry Books

Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications — Mark de Berg, Otfried Cheong, Marc van Kreveld & Mark Overmars (Springer-Verlag 2008, 3rd ed., ISBN 978-3-540-77973-5) This book has a well-deserved reputation as the best guide to its field. The authors lucidly explain a broad selection of standard algorithms and data structures, including real-world motivations, numerous visualizations, and … Continue reading “Computational Geometry Books”

Robert Sedgewick’s Algorithms

Algorithms — Robert Sedgewick and Kevin Wayne, Addison-Wesley 2011 (4th ed.), ISBN 978-0-321-57351-3 This single volume replaces Sedgewick’s two-volume classic Algorithms in C/C++/Java (long among my favorite programming books), now without the language designator since Java is used exclusively. The associated booksite offers a chapter overview, excerpts from the printed text, dynamic visualizations, some exercise … Continue reading “Robert Sedgewick’s Algorithms”

Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma

Medical doctor and Guardian writer Ben Goldacre has been busy promoting his new book, Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients. You can watch him in What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe, listen to him in a Nature interview podcast, and read the edited excerpt The drugs don’t work: … Continue reading “Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma”