In the previous posts, we understood the basics of recursion, we discussed what happens when a recursive call is made and we saw some recursive code. But all that was from a programmer’s perspective. We looked at how we would see it. In this post, we will talk about about recursion from a machine’s perspective. We will see what happens inside when a recursive call is made. Don’t worry if you are not a hardcore coder, we will not be using too much jargon here. You will still be able to understand what we are about to discuss. Continue reading “Understanding Recursion: Part 4/4”

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# Understanding Recursion: Part 3/4

In the previous post, we discussed about how we can deconstruct a programming problem to use recursion to our advantage. We will continue to discuss about programming in this post as well. If you are not prepared to look at code, you may want to skip this post and proceed to the next one in the series. If not, continue reading! Let’s continue to talk about trees then. By now, you understand enough about trees for me to not discuss the basics. If you want a refresher on trees, please read my previous post. In this post, we will look at some common recursive programming problems. You will see the problem and the recursive code to solve it, but not the explanation. We have already discussed how to understand a recursive function in full depth. It’s up to you to understand what’s happening inside these functions here. Continue reading “Understanding Recursion: Part 3/4”

# Understanding Recursion: Part 2/4

In the previous post, we discussed about the general nature of recursion and recursive programming. We looked at a simple piece of code to understand how recursion happens under the hood. This post delves a bit deeper into recursive programming. Now that we understand recursion, how do we apply it to a real programming problem? We need to understand how we can deconstruct a programming problem so that we can use recursion. Figuring this part out can get tricky sometimes! It’s easier for some problems, but not so much for a few others. In this post, we will look at an abstract data type and see how we use recursion to our advantage. Let’s get out hands dirty, shall we? Continue reading “Understanding Recursion: Part 2/4”