I’m taking my second algorithm class this semester. So far, I think I understand a lot of the algorithms discussed in theory. The problem is translating them to code. Most of the algorithm textbooks I’ve come across are so technical, I haven’t the foggiest idea how to actually go on.
The biggest problem, I think is that I cannot even implement the most basic structure needed — a binary tree — not to talk of directed and undirected graphs. Not knowing doesn’t necessarily translate to not wanting to know, and the fact that I can’t write a simple Insertion-Sort algorithm kind of makes me feel down.
I’m dusting off my old C++ book and starting over again from arrays and linked lists. 🙁
If you happen to know where a poor coder-wannabe can get a simple algorithms book — with code examples — I’d be very grateful.