There’s exciting news in Computer Science-land this week, as the 4A volume (on Combinatorial algorithms) of The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth is now complete and is available for preorder on Amazon.
To make things even more intriguing, and to really get all of us CS/programming/math enthusiasts salivating, the boxed set is also made available for preorder (it’s slated to ship out next month). Given that a good percentage of programmers are apt to really want this boxed set, chances are that it will sell out fairly quickly (as such I made sure to preordered mine today).
While very few people will actually read this great set from cover to cover (in total it’s more than 3000 pages long), this is one of those monumental tomes that deserves a spot on your shelves, provided they are strong enough! 🙂
Having such an epic body of work on hand is a joy many of us would relish. (I speak from firsthand experience here, as I used to have an older version of this algorithms Bible, but I had to part with it when I moved continents a few years back.)