From the Back Cover
Relate algorithms to real-world uses
Develop skills for using algorithms
Learn to use Python® to test how algorithms work
Wrap your mind around algorithms
You don’t need a PhD to make sense of algorithms. This clear and accessible guide shows you how algorithms influence our daily lives―from online interactions to in-person exchanges. They are also extremely important when it comes to making decisions of all sorts. If you want to know how to use problem-solving procedures in the real world, Algorithms For Dummies is an enlightening introduction to this fascinating, pervasive realm.
Perform data manipulation
Consider algorithm design
Learn the history of algorithms
Grasp graph basics
Manage big data
Reduce complex algorithms
Guide a robot in a maze
Program your own algorithm
Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/algorithmsfd to download all the source code for the examples in this book.
About the Author
John Paul Mueller has produced 102 books and more than 600 articles to date on topics ranging from networking to machine learning. Luca Massaron is a data scientist specializing in organizing and interpreting big data and transforming it into smart data by means of the simplest and most effective data mining and machine learning techniques.