How to Implement Search Algorithms with Pythonpro-logo


Why Learn Search Algorithms?

Optimizing your approach for each search in your application makes your overall system more efficient. Proficiency in this topic will help prepare you for your next coding interview and will help you understand how data retrieval methods work.

Take-Away Skills:

Ability to implement and analyze the performance of common search algorithms.

Notes on Prerequisites:

A basic understanding of Python is required to implement these search algorithms.

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  1. 1
    Learn the concepts behind linear and binary search before implementing them in Python. Test your knowledge with two quizzes.
  2. 2
    Learn to modify a version of binary search to look for data in a sparse dataset.

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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