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Questions regarding teaching a topic to yourself. Use this tag to ask about ways and methods of teaching which apply to teaching yourself.

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Is learning programming by doing projects right way to learn programming

I tried learning by making projects, but found myself in a place where I would mug up things rather than learning anything. So I am currently doing textbook styled programming learning. I am reading ...
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A more recent book (or equivalent resource) on C programming to be acquainted with the latest standards (or the language grammar)

I have studied books on C like the classic "The C Programming Language [2e]" by Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan or "C-The Complete Reference [4e]" by Herbert Schildt. But these ...
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Resource for practicing algorithms without programming? (migraine sufferer)

Does there exist a resource for exercises and problems of the form "design a program with the following specifications in time/space O(f(n))"? I am aware of competitive programming websites ...
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How do I figure the types of problems in making Context Free Grammars?

One thing that I am very clear is that there is no hard and fast algorithm to create CFG. The only wat to practice only. But how do I deal with new questions in exam? Are there types of problems that ...
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Theory of computation study material with lots of solved examples-: [closed]

eg-: examples to create dfa, nfa, turing machine, pda, regular grammar, cfg problems etc. What is the best resource for it? Any book there? Or any thing else there?
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How to learn theory of computation and automata theory as a student who is bad with CS theory but good with electronics and math?

I am really bad on CS subjects specially theory ones. I would easily ace my electronics classes and mathematics classes(even discrete math as well as engineering math). They were like a cake walk to ...
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Textbook recommendation for macros and assembler

I was going through GATE-CS questions, while solving I came across the following question here. Write short answers to the following: Which of the following macros can put a macro assembler into an ...
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How to learn object oriented Python?

What would one suggest for a junior lever programming student to learn object oriented Python? For me, it is quite easy to understand objects in Java and non-object oriented Python but objects in ...
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Getting started on contributing to open source and making software

I’m just graduated high school. I learnt java in high school, but the java I learnt was taught on bluej and we weren’t taught to create any software or anything. I want to start contributing to open ...
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Video lecture series that follows "Data Communication and Networking" by Forouzan as the textbook

Could anyone recommend me a video lecture series that follows "Data Communication and Networking" by Forouzan as the textbook? I am a self learner, so following a lecture series shall help ...
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Is the "How to Code - Simple Data" course worth taking it?

I'm trying to learn computer science on my own and one of the resources I'm using is (https://github.com/ossu/computer-science) , so I found many people criticizing the "How to Code - Simple Data&...
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Is Deitel Intro to Python for Computer Science 2020 a resumed version of Deitel How to Program C, C++ and Java?

I am still not finding the right book for my career path. My first book related to programming on my university was Deitel How to Program C for Programming 1 subject, for Programming 2 we use C++ How ...
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Resource (preferably video) explaining working of page coloring in details to solve problem of aliasing in Virtually Indexed Physically Tagged caches

Here is a question that was asked in the GATE CS examination. It asks to find the number of bits required to color the pages to remove the problem of aliasing in VIPT caches. My peers out there ...
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Learning GoLang

I want to learn Go Language as it is popular these days. I tried some demo programs on https://play.golang.org/. Do we have some good resources to learn Golang? It looks pretty similar to C, C++ in ...
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Book to substitute "Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools" by Ullman et. al. (popularly known as the red dragon book)

I am currently following the red dragon book: But most of the time, I have difficulty understanding the kinds of stuff in the book. Though the content is fine, and I end up asking questions on cs....
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Video lecture series for automata theory or theory of computation based on Peter Linz's text book

Not long ago I had asked this question. Sipser is a good book and the lectures by Harry Porter using Sipser text is awesome. But the thing is that is there any lecture series using Peter Linz's text ? ...
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Is there any detailed video lecture series which uses “Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools” by Aho et al as the text book as a bible?

I am interested in learning Compiler Design , and from many resources I came to know that "The Dragon Book" is a good textbook. (Below are the two editions of the said textbook. [Red Dragon ...
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How to learn C++?

My background: I have completed the course CS50X which covered C, python, web development, and some data structures in C. I can currently use C, python, and javascript. I want to learn C++ and I ...
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How do you read and write a project beyond a one-page script?

I have hit a plateau in learning to program in that while I know CS concepts and I can read and write a program such as a diminished find clone, I cannot create ...
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Textbook or video lectures to develope intuition for solving any unseen Graph Theory problems

Background Hello, I am a third year undergraduate in CS. I am eager to pursue higher education from one of the best institutes in out country. For that I need to write a competitive exam, named GATE ...
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How to learn Java as a beginner?

I want to start learning Java from scratch. But as a beginner, I don't know where to start or what to learn first. I have basic knowledge in C++ but Java is an entirely new area to me. Can anyone give ...
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Creating a complete application

Good day, I have learnt the basics of C++ and now know how to write simple console applications using codeblocks. I would very much like to create a fully functional application like a calendar or ...
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CSCI Major with a love for film [closed]

I am about to start my second semester of community college with the intention of transferring to a state university, where I will pursue a degree in computer science. I think this is a good fit for ...
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Mnemonics to remember the TCP header fields

I am bad at memorizing things. So could anyone recommend me some mnemonics, so that I can remember the fields of the header... Thank you.
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I know C++ 2003 How to start learning C++ 2017?

Tl;dr - the subject is enough. For background, read below. I am a professional, freelance, embedded software developer. I first learned about C++ in the 90s and taught myself from a book C++ for C ...
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Self Learning Quantum Computing and helpful resources that can aid, guide and teach Quantum Computing from CS&E perspective

Most technologists have some basic understanding of quantum computing. Quantum bits are represented by qubits, and information isn’t simply a zero or one, it can be both at the same time, representing ...
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Best book and video lecture series to follow for an "object oriented programming" course for advanced undergraduates

I am looking for an elegant textbook to be followed for self-study in an objected oriented programming course at the undergraduate level. Our course is as shown: I humbly request you to suggest to me ...
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What and where should I study for competitive programming?

I am currently in the 10th grade. I would like to get started in competitive programming. This are the things I know now: Mathematics - Currently in pre-calculus Well Mathematics in my country is ...
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Are there any lists of concepts in a re computer science?

Is there any list of concepts re computer science? I'm a uni student with gaps of time in the study due to illness and I want to revise things, but because of reduced course loads and weird ordering ...
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How to take PHP junior developers to senior level

I am involved in a website project, where main implementation language is PHP. Main development is done by two full-time developers, who lack a lot of understanding about program architecture and ...
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Algorithmic Game Theory as an undergrad

I am an undergrad going into my junior year this semester. I really wanted to explore algorithmic game theory, as my university has some excellent professors in that field. However, as my undergrad is ...
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Operating System Concepts by Silberschatz and Galvin, how much down the edition timeline can I go to safely understand the core-concept

I am student from CS background and I have Operating Systems in my upcoming semester. A simple search around the internet revealed that that Operating System Concepts by Silberschatz and Galvin is ...
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AP Computer Science A vs. OCP

Out of my own interest, I have been self-learning Java over the past few months. I decided I should take this to a greater advantage, so I have been considering taking the OCP (Oracle Certified ...
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Clear plan for self-study? [closed]

I'm still student in university, and I need 2 years to graduate, but the thing is I still don't know anything about computer science other than problem solving, C++/Python OOP and DataStructure; I ...
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Detailed video lecture that gives in-depth explanation of the intuition behind Fibonacci Heaps operations

I was going through the text Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen et. al. but faced some issues with the Fibonacci Heap section, especially the intuitive working of the charging and discharging of the ...
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Principles of Compiler Design v/s Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Aho, Ullman

Now for a student who is trying to master the subject of "Compiler Design" which book should he/she follow (written by Aho, Ullman)? 1) Principles of Compiler Design By Aho Ullman (1977) I ...
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Error free solution manual for "Introduction to Algorithms" by Cormen et al. for self study or alternative method to tackle them single handed

I am a CS undergraduate student, strictly speaking I am fond of studying theoretical CS subjects, the corresponding books just attract me. Now in theoretical CS we probably have algorithm design and ...
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Java: The Complete Reference, which edition to follow

Java is updating on a regular basis and it being so the corresponding text books to study Java also changes. Now I do not know why the edition "Java 2: The Complete Reference" by Herbert ...
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Book recommendations for self studying Data Structures in depth in an elegant manner

I am a student from CS background. I am currently going through "Introduction to Algorithms" By Cormen et. al. $\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad\quad$ It is indeed a ...
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Any good beginner tutorials for learning LLVM

I think the https://llvm.org/docs/tutorial/index.html assumes you know too much. It's written in an unfamiliar language to me, OCaml, and they assume you know about lexers, parsers, AST. Any thorough ...
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Detailed video lecture series that follows "Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach" by Henessy Patterson

I want to do self-study for Computer Architecture and I wish I could get hold of a detailed video lecture series that goes hand in hand with the classic text "Computer Architecture: A Quantitative ...
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Study the book "Computer Architecture- A quantitative approach" (3rd Edition) for the first time

Whenever I searched for "best book for computer architecture" in google, the first result to come up was this book "Computer Architecture : A quantitative approach"(3rd Edition) by Henessy and ...
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How to learn web design if backround is on mathematics and data analysis?

What would one suggest to learn web development? I was educated to mathematician and have done data-analysis. Now I was asked to do web pages, and I would like to practice that. However, it seems to ...
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Detailed lecture series for automata theory or theory of computation

I need a detailed automata theory (or Theory of Computation) video lecture series to go hand in hand with the classic text books mentioned in this question The books are fine but I am having problem ...
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Is the CS50x course enough to get the generic knowledge of a CS grad?

I am looking to get into a software engineer role and I need some fundamental knowledge of Computer Science Engineering concepts. Will David Milan's basic Computer Science course from Harvard, CS50x, ...
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Learning suggestions for AI and neural networks for a mathematician

I am a mathematician who has done programming in Python, Java, and R. I would like to learn to make neural networks and artificial intelligence. Are there any good books for self learning AI for a ...
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I struggle to understand technical things in cs? What can I do to improve? [duplicate]

Today I wanted implement a deep learning model in openvino. So I went to the page here and started reading. After starting the reading, I struggle to understand things and started to deviate a lot ...
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What are the basics of CS that I should know, before I start my journey into machine learning

I am a non-cs graduate and would love to be a machine learning engineer. I have learned to code, and know the basics of Machine learning. Now I would like to know what "basics of CS" I should learn ...
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What is the best approach to learning things in CS? [closed]

What's the best approach to learning a library, framework etc.I find it overwhelming initially as to where should I start learn such things. Is it like you start taking up a course and then try to ...
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Is there a good book for combinatorics for programmers?

The book should be easy to read, or at least average. The level for reading such a book is the MATH and CS school curriculum. It should also be expanded on topics related to CS, and also be narrated ...