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 Countless readers have
spoken about the profound personal influence of Knuth's work.
Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of his
analysis, while ordinary programmers have successfully applied his
"cookbook" solutions to their day-to-day problems. All have admired
Knuth for the breadth, clarity, accuracy, and good humor found in
his books. 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
Primarily written as a reference, some people have nevertheless
found it possible and interesting to read each volume from
beginning to end.