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How to implement random sampling with continuous variables?

How functions like rnorm in R (and similar functions) create a random sample ? If I want to implement one algorithm to simulate this procedure what can I do? When you have the pdf or pmf of a ...
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Good book on the history of programming languages?

I'd like to read a book on the history of programming languages, that places their development into the context of their times. What was the context in which concepts like structured programming, ...
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Textbook on how processors are actually structured at the circuit level

I am looking for a textbook that helps me understand how basic digital electronic units are used to build complicated integrated circuits. I have looked online for textbooks, but what I have found ...
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Arbitrary fault abstraction in 'Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming'

In the book by Cachin, Guerraoui, Rodrigues they discuss an arbitrary fault abstraction. It seems to me that this abstraction does not include crashes in its behavior. I think this because they ...
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What should I read to understand semantics of programming languages?

I would like to have a good conceptual understanding of the semantics of programming languages: operational-, denotational-, axiomatic-, categorical-. Is there a good (standard?) textbook for this?
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Textbook for understanding formal grammars

I am looking to understand the Chomsky Hierarchy. I've read some textbooks that touch on formal grammars (textbooks on computability, which relate automata to specific sets of formal grammars, notably ...
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Textbook for Hoare logic

I am looking to understand what Hoare logic is, and how it is used to prove program-correctness. I am interested in an applied text, which shows how to actually state formal specifications of programs,...
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What are the basics of CS i should know,before I start my journey into machine learning

I am myself a non-cs graduate and would love to be a machine learning engineer. I have learned to code and know the basics of <...
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Suggestion for a good statistics book for computer scientists, in preparation of machine learning

We (a group of CS postdocs and Ph.D. students) are starting a shared reading of a machine learning book ("An Introduction to Statistical Learning", James, Witten, Hastie, Tibshirani). Before diving ...
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Introduction to computer science for ML [closed]

I have learned python syntax (from books like fluent python or python cookbook etc.) and I want to learn the underlying concepts of computer science (in an abtract way), do you have some books/courses ...
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Application deployement and network models [closed]

I am a self-taught in computer science. I am interested on have a robust test book on which study the nut and bolt of application deployment. I mean all the processes involved in getting new software ...
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Why is the size of a word limited? [duplicate]

In Chapter 23 of CLRS, the following quote appears: We also assume a limit on the size of each word of data. For example, when working with inputs of size $n$, we typically assume that integers ...
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Calculating the complexity of an algorithm exercises [duplicate]

I am really bad at calculating correctly the complexity of a given algorithm. I would like to know if there is some book or online resources where I can find many exercises that ask to calculate the ...
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What is the level of the material contained in the book Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C++ (4th Ed) by Weiss?

The question is pretty much explained in the title. I have the necessary discrete math background and would like to learn algorithms and data structures in the process (of coding) - so the book quoted ...
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What textbooks includes explanations of advanced data structures found commonly in competitive programming?

While looking through some problems on CodeForces, I noticed that there were several problems that required knowledge of techniques that just aren't covered in standard algorithm texts. Topics that ...
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Are there any computer science encyclopedias?

Consider the volume "The Princeton Companion to Mathematics" which has the broadest range of topics attempted by any book in the field. Does a Computer Science counterpart exist?
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What areas of CS would you recommend exploring to someone who is not a newb at CS? [closed]

I currently maintain a score of around 400 problems solved at Project Euler. It may be great or not so great, depending on whom you ask, but I believe it's safe to say I'm not a newb at CS and coding -...
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Book Recommendations for a General Introduction to (Theoretical) Computer Science

After perusing the web and cs.stackexchange in particular, I've come across many different wonderful resources in Computer Science - from Sipser's "Introduction to the Theory of Computation" to books ...
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What should I read before tackling Michael Huth's Logic in Computer Science: Modelling and Reasoning about Systems?

I have to read Logic in Computer Science: Modelling and Reasoning about Systems by M. Huth and M. Ryan for a class next semester. However Amazon reviews say it's hard to read unless you're an advanced ...
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How to enhance my skills as a programmer [closed]

I want to learn Cryptography and so I am interested to master C-programming. I know the basic concepts of C-programming like how to use an array,pointers etc. I want to develop myself so that I can ...
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Is clrs really needed to be a computer scientist [closed]

I want to dive in alghorithms and data structures and maybe AI this year. When I searched on internet everybody was recommending to read clrs. But I found it very complicated, because of the amount ...
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Is the Art of Computer Programming actually used as a college text? [closed]

The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth is kind of styled like a collegiate text with exercises at the end of each chapter. However, the material is not in any recognizable form for a standard ...
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Introductory Book on Pseudo-Random Number Generation

I'm a rank amateur in the area of pseudo-random number generation. I've recently found out that certain generators are better than others (e.g. mt19337 vs rand in C++) and learned what modulo bias is. ...
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Reference Request: Distributed Systems Systems

I recently finished Operating System Concepts. As a follow-up for self-teaching, I am looking for a book on distributed systems (not theory). I've found Tanenbaum's text but it has rather poor reviews....
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Book about the whole operation of the computers

I was wondering, If there is a book about whole operation of a Computer. I mean since the operation of software, programming languages (high and low level) and drivers until the deep physics ...
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Evolutionary theory applied to programming languages

I'm looking for books applying evolutionary theory to the history of programming languages. Researching the topic I have found an interesting paper - Modelling the Evolution of Programming Languages ...
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Book containing many important CS papers

Several years ago my professor gave me a book that contained the most important computer science papers, including Von Neuman's paper on architectures and Dijkstra's Go-To paper. The book was an older,...
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What are common formal techniques for proving functional code correct?

I want to provide proofs for parts of a Haskell program I'm writing as part of my thesis. So far however, I failed to find a good reference work. Graham Hutton's introductory book Programming in ...
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Text on data structures to use along with Lipschutz

I will be teaching a data structures course this Fall semester for second year computer science undergraduates. The textbook and syllabus currently used follow the text "Schaum's outlines: Data ...
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Rigorous Books on Algorithms

I thoroughly enjoyed my algorithms class but I felt that it lacked rigor. Most of the time I was able to intuitively understand why the algorithms presented worked and why they had the time complexity ...
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Understanding Computer organisation and architecture [closed]

What are some of the books for "computer organisation and architechture" which are best for self study. Such a text that one can grasps the big picture, and understandhow various things are fitting ...
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What is the Necessary math to understand books?

I have many problems understanding algorithms described in the books. Well, I'm talking about the mathematical description of a problem. For example: I don't understand how the math of Unscented ...
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How are HOGs calculated?

Histograms of oriented gradients for human detection seems to be the paper from which all other papers cite when they use HOG features. However, this was the only description I could find in it: [.....
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Can you recommend me book with problems? [closed]

I am searching for book about algorithms (excercises) with solutions. Can you recommend me one?
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Good mathematical book on algorithms [closed]

I’m a sucker for mathematical elegance and rigour, and now am looking for such literature on algorithms and algorithm analysis. Now, it doesn’t matter much to me what algorithms are covered, but very ...
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Best introductory “algorithms”/“more than just coding” comp sci book? [closed]

I've been programming in languages (C/C++/Ruby/Java/HTML) for some time now and am currently entering my senior year of high school. I'm taking AP Comp Sci, which uses Java, but want to have a better ...
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How the code travels [closed]

Looking for a book that describes the path the code takes from high-level to compiler to memory etc. Doesn't matter which programming language is used, just would really like a nice breakdown of the ...
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Good introduction to Turing's work and complexity theory?

I'm currently an undergrad whose been amazed by what Turing has done for the world. I know there are plenty of other amazing individuals, but Turing's work specifically has always sounded the most ...
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What to study before PBRT(it's a bit hard)? [closed]

I tried reading PBRT but I wasn't able to fully understand the concepts in the book. The following are the two books that I found useful to read before reading PBRT. http://www.amazon.com/Ray-Tracing-...
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Physically based rendering from theory to implementation [closed]

Physically based rendering form theory to implementation - http://www.amazon.ca/Physically-Based-Rendering-Theory-Implementation/dp/0123750792/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425451050&sr=...
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Books on how to approach an IT research subject? [closed]

Are there any recommended books or other sources about research in IT? For example, I want to do some research on the subject 'Internet of things'. What would be the best way to approach this? What ...
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Books about old Operating systems [closed]

where can i find very old books about old operating systems like CP/M and DOS and other OS that worked on the 8086 ?? second question isn't old books 20 year before and older should have an expired ...
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What do CS students face in their school exams? [closed]

To what degree does learning computer science require memorisation? I know this depends on subjects and maybe things are different in each college but could someone put an example, e.g. In Xxx class, ...
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What to expect in a Computer Science and Mathematics course? [closed]

I'm a high school student. I'm really into programming and mathematics and planning to study CS and mathematics when finished with high school. I have a couple of questions concerning this issue: ...
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books on algorithms for beginners in Ruby or Python or C. Not too math heavy [closed]

I am currently at student at Turing and I would like to learn more about algorithmic design while studying programming. Our school mainly deals more with web software, Ruby, and Rails, but I would ...
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Is Horowitz and Sahni's data structure book outdated? [closed]

I found that Fundamentals of data structures (1982) by Ellis Horowitz and Sartaj Sahni draws my attention naturally, probably because of their formal treatment of data structures, and their choice ...
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Which textbook can I use after a high school CS course? [closed]

I just finished the AP Computer Science course in high school and since my school does not have any further classes, I was thinking about getting a textbook and continuing my study. APCS goes through ...
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Theory of computation introductory curriculum

I want to study theory of computation on my own, so I am looking for books. What set of books would you recommend for the equivalent of a one-semester course that introduces theory of computation? ...
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Introductory book on Logic and Computation

Can you give me some suggestions about a good introductory (but comprehensive) bookabout Logic and Computation? Some fuzzy topics that I have in mind are: Presburger artihm., PA, ZF, ZFC, HOL Set ...
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Good beginner source to learn about how computers work [duplicate]

I am a senior year high school student. I love programming and my chosen language is Java. I'm very much into high-level programming and Object Oriented design. Recently, I started to show first ...