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Algorithms are at the center of almost any programming job. And particularly in the world of data engineering, using efficient algorithms is important enough that it’s a common topic to be quizzed about in job interviews.

In this data engineering course, you’ll learn more about how to assess and model the time complexity of algorithms — i.e., how fast they’ll be. Then, you’ll dig into some work modeling their space complexity — how much memory they’ll require — and learn about how memory can often be traded for speed.

At the end of the course, you’ll be asked to put together what you’ve learned in a guided project that tasks you with building indexes for a CSV using dictionaries.

By the end of the course, you’ll know how to:

  • Analyze the time complexity of an algorithm.
  • Analyze the space complexity of an algorithm.
  • Design algorithms that are optimized to your use-case.

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