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Algorithms for the Adventurous explores the problem-solving superpowers that guide computers, and how they can help you in daily life.

What do catching a fly ball, filing your taxes, and baking a cake have in common? They're all algorithms - sets of instructions - in action. Algorithms are everywhere; master them, and you'll not only be better at using computers, you'll be better at life.

Algorithms for the Adventurous unravels the complexities that belie the algorithmic approach to solving problems. It's a fun, lively introduction to the subject that will take you around the globe and back through time. Along the way, you'll become familiar with algorithmic procedures like searching, sorting, and optimization, and develop your ability to implement popular methods used in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). You'll also learn:

    Algorithms for debugging code, maximizing revenue, scheduling tasks, and creating decision trees
    How to measure the efficiency and speed of algorithms
    The subconscious algorithms governing human behavior, and what they teach us about designing computer algorithms
    How to generate Voronoi diagrams, useful in a variety of geometric applications
    How to use algorithms to create a simple chatbot or play a game

The book is packed with illustrative examples of functioning code written in the latest version of Python, with each snippet thoroughly explained and easily adaptable to a variety of uses. More importantly, you'll discover that algorithms help us organize the world around us. Just as they're instructive to computers, they're instructive in optimizing our daily lives - but only if you're adventurous enough to use them.

Informatique et Internet
8 décembre
No Starch Press