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The Art Of Computer Programming
Volumes 1-3

by Donald E. Knuth

"The bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of today''s software developers most of what they know about computer programming."-- Byte, Sept 1995


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Original post by Magmai Kai Holmlor

Exellent reference (even if the code sucks - it''s quite efficent, but UG-GL-LY. It''s ported from fortran and it shows - no, it screams.)

I whole-heartedly agree. I used its FFT algorithms recently, and added code to the function so that it would decrement the pointer internally (even if it is a little less efficient). There was just no way I would force a user to do this:
fft (data-1, 400);

(for those who haven''t read it, Numerical Recipies refers to all arrays as 1-based instead of 0-based, so you pass in the pointer minus 1).

Still, the algorithms themselves do kick some major can.

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