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By slow.coder, history, 5 months ago, In English,

In competitive programming I believe every programmer has his/her favorite books (or blogs or reading materials) from which s/he learns(or learned or is learning) a lot. According to your opinion what are the best learning materials in your CP life and you would suggest as a programmer to another programmer must to read.

Thank you. Happy Learning !!!

[Although I am not so much experienced but I have some favorites and one of them I think, "Competitive Programming 3 by Steven & Felix.]

 
 
 
 
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Competitive Programmer's Handbook written by Antti Laaksonen

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    wow!! cool one. Thank you. :)

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    This book does not seem to (even) have exercises (?) Have you read it? Is this is the case?

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      It explains every thing with examples but it does not include any exercises. I dont think that the writer wants to put exercises.

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Geeks For Geeks

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    Half the information on the site is plain wrong and some of the codes are broken as well. I would not recommend it.

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      I'm eagerly waiting for a list of examples(as you said " Half the information on the site is plain wrong...") you have noticed wrong....because I think It is important to know what we are learning is correct or not!!! :)

      And what are some wonderful materials you want to suggest dear farmersrice?

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        "Half" was a hyperbole. I don't think it's really that much, but it is very high. I know I wasted some time looking at articles there only to realize they were wrong. One of them was related to some counting problem, but I don't remember details. I'm not going to bother looking through articles and spending time to look into every single one and check for mistakes.

        Sorry, I cannot solidly recommend any good materials. I glanced over pllk's book, especially the end parts, and it looks really great, but I have not looked over it in detail. Good luck!

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          Thank you for your response. :)

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          pllk's book is good , a little bit I have read , but I dont think its good for reading it religiously like a book.. I think it works great as a reference

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for me I mostly only read from emaxx , topcoder tutorials , codeforces tutorials , this in almost all the cases is enough (for me atleast), im not very experienced , but so far these 3 have worked well for me!