How to master the fundamentals?
Conceptually, they are easy. I always avoid spending too much time on them, but then I feel like if I’m conversing with an interviewer or with a friend who could potentially refer me, I am not on point.
I’ve taken a DS course. It wasn’t very rigorous. For those who went to top schools, any advice for gaining a reflexive / intimate knowledge of DS? Is there any other route here aside from slogging through an exhaustive implementation for each one over and over until it’s memorized? Some of them have quite an expansive range of methods to implement.