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Donald E. Knuth is known throughout the world for his pioneering work on algorithms and programming techniques, for his invention of the TEX and METAFONT systems for computer typesetting, and for his prolific and influential writing. Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford näytä lisää University, he currently devotes full time to the completion of these fascicles and the seven volumes to which they belong. näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (1989) — Tekijä — 858 kappaletta
The TeXbook (1986) 517 kappaletta
Surreal Numbers (1974) 308 kappaletta
Literate Programming (1992) — Tekijä — 198 kappaletta
3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated (1991) 161 kappaletta
Digital Typography (1999) 142 kappaletta
Selected Papers on Fun and Games (2011) 64 kappaletta
The art of computer programming (1987) 40 kappaletta
Axioms and Hulls (1992) 12 kappaletta
The Essential Knuth (2013) 10 kappaletta
Insel der Zahlen (1979) 2 kappaletta
Algorithmes (2011) 2 kappaletta
MIX 1 kappale
The Early Development of Programming Languages (1976) — Tekijä — 1 kappale

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At one point, I wrote C++ code using CWEB. The experience (which I found rather positive) convinced me that almost no other developer I knew would find it positive. (The approach of writing discursive text and code in parallel, although highly conducive to good code, is also extremely demanding.)

This collection of papers, centred on WEB and on related issues -- the article on "The Errors of TeX" should be required reading in any CS course of study -- remains both enlightening and relevant thirty-plus years on, although the overall approaches of most software practitioners (IDEs, automated refactoring tools, etc.) make the application of the disciplines described less likely than ever.… (lisätietoja)
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jsburbidge | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 20, 2023 |
Wonderful discussion of all sorts of ideas, both scientific and theological. Especially excellent explanation of his 3:16 project.
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mrklingon | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 1, 2023 |
This was a very useful book when I was new to programming as a career, and needed deeper understanding of what was meant by a well-constructed program.
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mykl-s | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 16, 2023 |
This latest volume has the cloth cover and sewn binding of the other volumes, which is nice in this day and age of shoddy bookmaking workmanship. A few pages in my copy seem to have gotten too much ink, but I guess that's the price you pay to have a book printed using real ink rather than toner.

The "Mathematical Preliminaries Redux" section talks about countable probability spaces but then talks about nontrivial random processes (of infinite length) that are apparently supported on such spaces. In the standard formulation, such a process would be a function with an uncountable range but a countable domain, which I find puzzling. I passed my concerns on to Dr. Knuth, but I wasn't able to convince him that there was an issue. It was an honor to get a hand-written reply from an icon anyway.

At the time of this book's release, Dr. Knuth is 84 and has plans for writing Volumes 5, 6, and 7. May it be!
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