Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C++, 4/e (IE-Paperback)

by Mark A. Weiss




•This text is designed to teach students good programming and algorithm analysis skills simultaneously so that they can develop intricate programs with the maximum amount of efficiency.
•By analyzing an algorithm before it is actually coded, students can decide if a particular solution will be feasible and see how careful implementations can reduce the time constraint for large amounts of data. No algorithm or data structure is presented without an explanation of its running time.
•This book is suitable for either an advanced data structures (CS7) course or a first-year graduate course in algorithm analysis. As introductory sequences expand from two to three courses, this book is ideal at the end of the third course, bridging the way to the Algorithms course.
•Discussion of algorithm and design techniques covers greedy algorithms, divide and conquer algorithms, dynamic programming, randomized algorithms, and backtracking.
•Covers topics and data structures such as Fibonacci heaps, skew heaps, binomial queue, skip lists and splay trees.
•A full chapter on amortized analysis examines the advanced data structures presented earlier in the book.
•Chapter on advanced data structures and their implementation covers red black trees, top down splay trees, k-d trees, pairing heaps, and more.
•End-of-chapter exercises, ranked by difficulty, reinforce the material from the chapter while providing readers an opportunity to put those concepts into practice.

New To This Edition
The fourth edition incorporates numerous bug fixes, and many parts of the book have undergone revision to increase the clarity of presentation. In addition,
•Chapter 4 includes implementation of the AVL tree deletion algorithm–a topic often requested by readers.
•Chapter 5 has been extensively revised and enlarged and now contains material on two newer algorithms: cuckoo hashing and hopscotch hashing. Additionally, a new section on universal hashing has been added. Also new is a brief discussion of the unordered_set and unordered_map class templates introduced in C++11.
•Chapter 6 is mostly unchanged; however, the implementation of the binary heap makes use of move operations that were introduced in C++11.
•Chapter 7 now contains material on radix sort, and a new section on lower-bound proofs has been added. Sorting code makes use of move operations that were introduced in C++11.
•Chapter 8 uses the new union/find analysis by Seidel and Sharir and shows the O( M α(M,N) ) bound instead of the weaker O( Mlog∗ N ) bound in prior editions.
•Chapter 12 adds material on suffix trees and suffix arrays, including the linear-time suffix array construction algorithm by Karkkainen and Sanders (with implementation). The sections covering deterministic skip lists and AA-trees have been removed.
•Throughout the text, the code has been updated to use C++11. Notably, this means use of the new C++11 features, including the auto keyword, the range for loop, move construction and assignment, and uniform initialization.



Mark Allen Weiss is Professor and Associate Director for the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. He is also currently serving as both Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Graduate Studies. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union in 1983, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1987, working under Bob Sedgewick. He has been at FIU since 1987 and was promoted to Professor in 1996. His interests include data structures, algorithms, and education. He is most well-known for his highly-acclaimed Data Structures textbooks, which have been used for a generation by roughly a million students.

Professor Weiss is the author of numerous publications in top-rated journals and was recipient of the University’s Excellence in Research Award in 1994. In 1996 at FIU he was the first in the world to teach Data Structures using the Java programming language, which is now the de facto standard. From 1997-2004 he served as a member of the Advanced Placement Computer Science Development Committee, chairing the committee from 2000-2004. The committee designed the curriculum and wrote the AP exams that were taken by 20,000 high school students annually.

In addition to his Research Award in 1994, Professor Weiss is also the recipient of the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999 and the School of Computing and Information Science Excellence in Teaching Award (2005) and Excellence in Service Award (2007).



Chapter 1 Programming: A General Overview
Chapter 2 Algorithm Analysis
Chapter 3 Lists, Stacks, and Queues
Chapter 4 Trees
Chapter 5 Hashing
Chapter 6 Priority Queues (Heaps)
Chapter 7 Sorting
Chapter 8 The Disjoint Sets Class
Chapter 9 Graph Algorithms
Chapter 10 Algorithm Design Techniques
Chapter 11 Amortized Analysis
Chapter 12 Advanced Data Structures and Implementation
Appendix A Separate Compilation of Class Templates