Friday, January 28, 2011


The second edition of Problem Solving with Algorithms and Data Structures using Python is now available.  (

Here's whats new:

  • All code is now written using Python 3.2
  • Chapter 1 now introduces Python sets, and exception processing.
  • Eliminated third party graphics package.  All graphics are done using the built-in turtle module
  • Focus on algorithm analysis in a newly written chapter 2.  In addition this chapter includes the analysis of Key Python data structures used throughout the book
  • New section on linked list implementation in Chapter 3
  • Moved Dynamic Programming to the end of chapter 4
  • Introduction of C style arrays and array management in Chapter 8
  • More focus on graphical recursive algorithms, including recursive tree drawing, and a recursive maze search program.
  • All source code for data structures has been organized into a single Python package to make it easy to incorporate into homework assignments.
  • Source for complete examples from each chapter are included so you do not need to piece together code from each listing
  • A new improved version of binary search trees in chapter 6.
  • New secion on balanced binary trees (AVL trees) added to chapter 6.
The main site for resources for this book is at
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    Please feel free to contact us (Brad and David) with suggestions or corrections.

    We hope you enjoy this second edition!

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