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Hi all!

Can anyone recommend a good book on recursion. I don't need basic info
I would prefer something of intermediate lvl. The interest is more of
practical usage but some theory would help as well.

Ty for your help

Oct 31 '05 #1
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Hi all!

Can anyone recommend a good book on recursion. I don't need basic info
I would prefer something of intermediate lvl. The interest is more of
practical usage but some theory would help as well.

Ty for your help


Recursion - see Recusion
Oct 31 '05 #2

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ni********@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all!

Can anyone recommend a good book on recursion. I don't need basic info
I would prefer something of intermediate lvl. The interest is more of
practical usage but some theory would help as well.

Ty for your help


In my experience every book on recursion that I've ever started to read
turned out to be extremely repetitive. And I've never found one that I
could make it all the way through to the end.

Greg

Oct 31 '05 #3

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TB
ni********@gmail.com sade:
Hi all!

Can anyone recommend a good book on recursion. I don't need basic info
I would prefer something of intermediate lvl. The interest is more of
practical usage but some theory would help as well.

Ty for your help


If you need to sharpen your knowledge of how to apply recursion in a
design, then do some programming in Common Lisp or Scheme.

If you need a book on only recursion here's one:

http://tinyurl.com/bkddo

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TB
Oct 31 '05 #4

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Dave Townsend wrote:
<ni********@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi all!

Can anyone recommend a good book on recursion. I don't need basic info
I would prefer something of intermediate lvl. The interest is more of
practical usage but some theory would help as well.

Ty for your help

Recursion - see Recusion


One word: spellchecker!
Oct 31 '05 #5

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ni********@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all!

Can anyone recommend a good book on recursion. I don't need basic info
I would prefer something of intermediate lvl. The interest is more of
practical usage but some theory would help as well.

Ty for your help


See: http://tinyurl.com/d35ws
Oct 31 '05 #6

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den
hwat do you mean??

Oct 31 '05 #7

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* ni********@gmail.com:

Can anyone recommend a good book on recursion. I don't need basic info
I would prefer something of intermediate lvl. The interest is more of
practical usage but some theory would help as well.


There isn't much to know. ;-)

Except if you're thinking of applications of recursion. Then that is
unbounded theme. You can apply recursion to just about any problem.

<url:
http://home.no.net/dubjai/win32cpptut/special/pointers/preview/pointers_01__alpha3.doc.pdf>

has a some basic examples of recursion in section 2, with the same
recursion implemented various ways in C++ (single function, virtual
member functions, recursive destructor).

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Oct 31 '05 #8

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Rolf Magnus wrote:
ni********@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all!

Can anyone recommend a good book on recursion. I don't need basic info
I would prefer something of intermediate lvl. The interest is more of
practical usage but some theory would help as well.

Ty for your help


See: http://tinyurl.com/d35ws


Broken link for me: try http://tinyurl.com/cf7d2 .

Oct 31 '05 #9

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den
Yeh I guess you are right. Thats what I really meant. I know how it
works and I can write a basic recursive function but when I come across
some very cleverly written recursive function I am like ' geez thats
just brilliant!' or a few days ago I was wrecking my head trying to
figure out how one complicated r. function worked ( it was calling also
another recursive function). It is just I want to get a better
understanding where it is more applicable and how it works. You know,
maybe get a book that goes into more detail then a general book on C++
and have more good examples, something like that.

Ty for your feedback!

Oct 31 '05 #10

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"Greg" <gr****@pacbell.net> writes:
ni********@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all!

Can anyone recommend a good book on recursion. I don't need basic info
I would prefer something of intermediate lvl. The interest is more of
practical usage but some theory would help as well.

Ty for your help


In my experience every book on recursion that I've ever started to read
turned out to be extremely repetitive. And I've never found one that I
could make it all the way through to the end.


Then you haven't read 'Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs'
by Abelson and Sussman.

Web version at: http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book.html

/Niklas Norrthon

Nov 1 '05 #11

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Old Wolf wrote:
> Hi all!
>
> Can anyone recommend a good book on recursion. I don't need basic info
> I would prefer something of intermediate lvl. The interest is more of
> practical usage but some theory would help as well.
>
> Ty for your help


See: http://tinyurl.com/d35ws


Broken link for me: try http://tinyurl.com/cf7d2 .


Actually, it was supposed to be a self reference, but the problem was that
"msgid:" is not what I have to write in the search line for searching a
message id. Ironically, if you remove the "msgid:" in the search line, it
works.
Nov 1 '05 #12

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