Sunday, June 23, 2013

Book: Competitive Programming 3 (CP3)

Got the book "Competitive Programming 3" from lulu.com yesterday. Here's the supporting site for the book. The ebook is not going to be available until next year :( which is not a good thing for me. I like to search for content and the ebook would have been really good. I have the first edition of the ebook (bought it in place of buying the 2nd edition by mistake.) The first edition of the ebook is available for free from the supporting site.

This took about 23 days from the order date to reach India. Check the home page before you place the order because lulu could be offering some discounts. I did not check and probably lost saving 5%.

Lots of learning ahead.

Bought 2 more copies for my friends :-). Because of this book, I have solved 108 UVa problems now (5-Dec-2013)

28 comments:

  1. Hey Raghav, how much were the shipping cost? I am also thinking of ordering the book to India. Thanks.

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  2. Hi Varun, the shipping is about $7 if you choose mail. I ordered it thrice so far for 2 of my friends. I am waiting for the 3rd one to come in another week :-) Do check for a discount before placing the order.
    -raghav

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    1. Okay, I ordered it on 7th April and it was shipped on 10th April. Let's see when I get it. I used standard shipping and missed the 5% discount as well. How is your preparation going?

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    2. Varun, coincidentally I also ordered the book on the same day,not received till now. Hoping it will come in a day or 2.
      Please tell me when you receive yours. By the way i got a code for free shipping... saved 7$ :P

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    3. I had ordered the book on 11 April but I have not received the book still,
      should I be worried ?

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    4. Hi Abhinav, it is ok to wait for a month :-) You should get it soon.
      -raghav

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    5. hey Raghav, can you please tell me whether the book comes by Indian postal services or through some other private courier service ?

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    6. Hey Abhinav.
      Did you receive your book. Is there any case of book lost in between with 7$ shipping. Please comment as I also orderd it

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  3. hey Raghav please send UVa problem solutions to my email i.e "chsai.btech@gmail.com", because i've more interest to learn but i can't
    please send me.....!

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  4. Hi Sai,
    I encourage you to first try out the problems and then start looking at others' code. Have you tried any problems? If so, post your code on github and send me a link. Well, all my solutions are available on github here: https://github.com/nnovoice/acmuva. Here's my friend Praveen's source: https://github.com/bhatpraveen/acmuva.
    Best of luck with the problems.
    -raghav

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  5. Hi Raghav, Is it reliable to order it online, because we can not track the delivery?

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  6. Hi Gaurav, it is perfectly reliable to order online. I have gotten 3 copies already :-) Tracking is not required. Please check for a discount on lulu.com before placing an order.
    Best regards,
    -raghav

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  7. Hey Raghav, thanks for the information, I have ordered it and got 25% off + free delivery.

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    1. Hi Gaurav,
      Great to know. Let me know how your experience goes with the book. I love the uHunt coupled with the book!
      Best regards,
      -raghav

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    2. Great, now I am eagerly waiting to collect it, I think it will take 3-4 weeks :-(

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    3. While you are waiting, you could lookup the CP1 (http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~stevenha/myteaching/competitive_programming/cp1.pdf).
      Best regards,
      -raghav

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    4. How Much did it cost...after 25% discount?

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    5. @Anuj 22.49$(Rs 1396) with free shipping.

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  9. Hi Raghav,I ordered book on 10th May shipping using Mail Option ($7) it got shipped on 13th May but still it has not reached . How long does it take to reach in India and does it uses Speed Post ?

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    1. I have received copy today at Indore (M.P.), at the receipt shipping method is UPS Mail Logic Economy.

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    2. Hi Tejas, glad to know you received the book. Hope you enjoy it.

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  10. hi
    can you tell me whether the book has some working code in java?
    can you also let me know some sites where programming competitions java code for past competions is present.
    i would like to try few programmes in java?

    from
    raghu

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    1. I ordered one extra copy, If you want to buy contact me on diptesh.ce@gmail.com
      we can discuss on price.
      book is new and packed.

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  11. Hey friend, My book was shipped on 12th NOV, today it's 26 DEC so almost 45 days.
    still i did not receive book.
    should i be worried or it will come?

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