QuoteOriginally posted by: xploringThe Intro to Algorithms course is purely theoretical, we only use pseudocode. The midterm coming up next week requires that we memorize a lot of sorting algorithms and their component functions, like heap-increase-key, square-matrix-multiply, etc. I'm terrible at memorizing stuff and I talked to another student who said she had trouble with discrete math but breezed through this course. I'm the opposite--breezed through discrete math (enjoyed the proofs), but struggling with algorithms.If the rest of computer science is only about algorithms and data structures, I definitely want to switch over math. But wondering if IBs and HFs would hire someone with a MS in Math?Industry needs people who can program. QuoteIf the rest of computer science is only about algorithms and data structures, It may be may personal prejudice, but CS education seems to be still out of touch with reality. edit: Ok, learning algos + datastructures is fine (I could call it forward induction) but a more common scenario is to locate the most suitable ones for a given problem (backward induction).
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