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ludoviko azuaje
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Dear Sir,


Who is the target reader for The CS Detective ?

Personally I am interested in learning and coding algorithms, that is, search, trees, dynamic programming,  backtrackin, etc.



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'm curious about this too. I liked it, but I think I'm way older than the target audience.
 
ludoviko azuaje
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The book's website states that:

Perfect for computer science students and amateur sleuths alike, The CS Detective adds an entertaining twist to learning algorithms.


Besides, the was featured in Kids, Code and Computer Science.

Anyway, I think it targets as well a broader audience.


 
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The writing style and technical depth are targeted at high school and up.  However I have heard from some parents that their ten year olds enjoyed the story.

There's definitely no upper age limit on the book.  I'm hoping anyone interested in algorithms will enjoy the descriptions.
 
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Sorry... I missed the more general question and only answered the age part.  The target audience is someone with little to no algorithms background who is interested in learning more about computer science. It isn't an in depth, formal text for someone familiar with a lot of algorithmic concepts--there are better technical books for that. Rather the goal is to provide some insight into the high level concepts of the algorithms and get people excited about learning more.

Of course, my hope is that the humor and stories will appeal to more advanced audiences as well.
 
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