*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 1995

*I 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 Long

*If you think you're a really good
programmer... read [Knuth's]* Art of Computer Programming...
*You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole
thing.*

–Bill Gates

*It's always a pleasure when a problem is
hard enough that you have to get the Knuths off the shelf. I find
that merely opening one has a very useful terrorizing effect on
computers.*

–Jonathan Laventhol

The second volume offers a complete introduction to the field of seminumerical algorithms, with separate chapters on random numbers and arithmetic. The book summarizes the major paradigms and basic theory of such algorithms, thereby providing a comprehensive interface between computer programming and numerical analysis. Particularly noteworthy in this third edition is Knuth's new treatment of random number generators, and his discussion of calculations with formal power series.

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