Large Problems, Small Machines: Transforming Your Programs With Advanced Algorithms

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Academic Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Computers - 253 pages
Optimizing software means fine-tuning the code so that a program executes as quickly as possible while using a minimum of system resources, such as memory and disk storage. This book shows how to write software meeting those goals. As applications continue to stretch the limits of hardware, time and space optimization remain critical. This book uses complete software projects to illustrate optimization as it exists in the real world, including compromises inherent in the various processes. Numerous examples and review questions are included.

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radtest h include file for Radix40 routines
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ascrad3 c Radix40 test program 3
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Hash Cache and Crunch A Supermarket Price Lookup System
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Steven Heller is the art director of the NY Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the editor of the AIGA online journal, VOICE. He is a contributing editor to PRINT, EYE, Baseline, and ID. He writes frequently for Metropolis and other design magazines. He is author, co-author, and editor of over 90 books on design and popular culture.

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