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    I’ve been working my way through this book as a preface to Introduction to Algorithms and am just over half way through – so far it’s excellent!

    I assume that the majority reading lobsters are beyond such a text, but if anyone is looking for an introduction to computer science theory and the accompanying math then I highly recommend this book. As I’ve been reading it during my commute on a busy train I’ve yet to do any of the exercises (keep telling myself I’ll do them at home…) which has surely limited the extent to which I internalise what I read, so I recommend others to pick a sample from the end of each section and work through them.

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      I assume that the majority reading lobsters are beyond such a text,

      Personally, I always enjoy skimming texts of things that I already know, because they invariably remind me of a basic concept or principle that I know, but that I haven’t thought of in a while and often I’m reminded “oh yeah, that’s simple and useful, why am I not doing that more”? From FOCS, that something (so far, not through the whole book) has been to include a comment on the invariant(s) of a loop in my code when it’s not just a foreach/print kind of thing.

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      Has anyone written a Python or other language port of this?