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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-07 20:00:30


On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, Bjorn Karlsson wrote:

bjorn.> I really like the BGL book!
bjorn.> What strikes me the most is the accessibility - the introductions hit the
bjorn.> right key immediately, so there's really no need to keep reference material
bjorn.> at hand. The samples are equally good, and they're the right size to be
bjorn.> easily transformed into solutions to related problems. The book currently
bjorn.> rests on my bedside table, and only my favorites make it there...
bjorn.> The Boost Graph Library is powerful, and the BGL book is an excellent
bjorn.> companion for graph-related studies or real-world graph problem solving.
bjorn.> Room for improvements:
bjorn.> * The index
bjorn.> * More proofreading :-)
bjorn.> * Even more samples (maybe not so elaborate in the text, could be on the CD)
bjorn.> * Some more graph theory
bjorn.> Finally: I like the book a lot, and even if you're not "a graph person",
bjorn.> chances are that you will be after reading the BGL book.
bjorn.> I highly recommend it!
bjorn.> Bjorn Karlsson

 Jeremy Siek
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