The Data Structures and Algorithms Learning Problem

Here’s a snippet of an email: In big data / data science, the curse of dimensionality keeps showing up over and over. A good place to start is the wiki article “curse of dimensionality.” The issue seems to be that a lot of these big data / data science people have not taken the time to study fundamental data structures. There was more about Foundations of Multidimensional and Metric Data Structures by Hanan Samet being too detailed, Stack Overflow being too high-level, and more hand-wringing after that, too. The email was pleading for some book or series of blog posts that would somehow educate data science folks on more fundamental issues of data structures and algorithms. Perhaps getting them to drop some dimensions when doing k-NN problems or perhaps exploit some other…


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