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Donald E. Knuth

Full Name: Donald E. Knuth
Gender: Male
Hometown: Milwaukee
Born: 1938-01-10
Number of Works: 58
Donald Ervin Knuth, born January 10th 1938, is a renowned computer scientist and Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University.

Author of the seminal multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming ("TAOCP"), Knuth has been called the "father" of the analysis of algorithms, contributing to the development of, and systematizing formal mathematical techniques for, the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms, and in the process popularizing asymptotic notation.

In addition to fundamental contributions in several branches of theoretical computer science, Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, and the Computer Modern family of typefaces.

A prolific writer and scholar, Knuth created the WEB/CWEB computer programming systems designed to encourage and facilitate literate programming, and designed the MMIX instruction set architecture.

ISBN: 0201896834, 9780201896831
Keywords: fundamental, algorithms, volume, programming, computer, art
Pages: 672
Published: 1968
  • Rating: 80%

This first volume in the series begins with basic programming concepts and techniques, then focuses more particularly on information structures-the representation of information inside a computer, the structural relationships between data elements and how to deal with them efficiently. Elementary applications are given to simulation, numerical methods, symbolic computing, software and system design. Dozens of simple and important algorithms and techniques have been added to those of the previous edition. The section on mathematical preliminaries has been extensively revised to match present tr
ISBN: 0201896842, 9780201896848
Keywords: seminumerical, algorithms, volume, programming, computer, art
Pages: 784
Published: 1969
  • Rating: 80%

The bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of today's software developers most of what they know about computer programming.—Byte, September 1995I can't begin to tell you how many pleasurable hours of study and recreation they have afforded me! I have pored over them in cars, restaurants, at work, at home... and even at a Little League game when my son wasn't in the line-up.—Charles LongIf you think you're a really good programmer... read [Knuth's] Art of Computer Programming... You should definitely send me a resume if you c
ISBN: 0201038129, 9780201038125
Keywords: numbers, surreal
Pages: 128
Published: 1974
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0895792524, 9780895792525
Keywords: illuminated, texts, bible
Pages: 268
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0201134470, 9780201134476
Keywords: computers, typesetting, series, volume, texbook
Pages: 483
Published: 1984
  • Rating: 80%

TeX represents the state-of-the-art in computer typesetting. It is particularly valuable where the document, article, or book to be produced contains a lot of mathematics, and where the user is concerned about typographic quality. TeX software offers both writers and publishers the opportunity to produce technical text of all kinds, in an attractive form, with the speed and efficiency of a computer system. Novice and expert users alike will gain from The TeXbook the level of information they seek. Knuth warns newcomers away from the more difficult areas, while he entices experienced users with