This wonderful YouTuber has helped me a great deal learning algorithms but the subtitles don't seem to make sense to me, here the subs merged with what I hear:

"... I have told you in one video in asymptotic notation, that cases are no way related to notation. So notations are for the functions cases are the just/gist(?) of type of analysis done on an algorithm."

Here the link right at the position of the video.

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    The speaker has a strong Indian accent, so it's not easy to tell (especially as I don't understand the subject), but I think he says 'cases are just a type of analysis done on an algorithm'. Nov 24, 2021 at 16:43
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    If you wanted to learn English, this guy wouldn't be a good source (but presumably that's not your intention here!). I find him almost impossible to understand myself, and we Brits are usually quite good at "tuning" our ear to different accents, on account of always having had so many native accents and now huge numbers of non-native Anglophones. But it's not just a difficult accent - he doesn't seem to be very good at choosing the right words either. I think he intends to say cases are just a type of analysis (he shouldn't say the) but exactly what that means isn't clear to me. Nov 24, 2021 at 16:44
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    I think he says another/one video on asymptotic notation at the beginning so he started saying one word an then corrected himself. As you probably know the whiteboard has examples of asymptotic notation. The remainder of it is a bit of a mystery to me and I am not unused to hearing Indian English.
    – mdewey
    Nov 24, 2021 at 16:47
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    I’m voting to close this question because ELL isn't a video transcription service. Particularly when the source is such poor quality English (with absolutely appalling enunciation). Nov 24, 2021 at 16:53
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    The guy in this particular clip is not a good example of Indian English. It's not just that terrible accent - he clearly isn't very good at choosing the right words. And I'm more familiar than most with spoken Indian English, because most of my closest neighbours are Indian or Pakistani. Plus the BBC in particular are very hot on promoting both "foreign" and local native British accents. Nov 24, 2021 at 17:10

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@FumbleFingers has it right. "Cases are just for analysis". That said, I know the material he is teaching. I think his accent and delivery get in the way of learning this material. I question his pedagogy too. I am sure there are better places to read about big-O worst and average case algorithm analysis. There are probably better videos too.

  • Abdul Bari is recommended by many professors, including mine particularly because of being extremely concise. He is highly regarded in the field and some jobs require you to do his courses on Udemy. I find it weird and not that you have to lash out especially as it is just not nice. Thanks how ever for the help!
    – ilam engl
    Nov 24, 2021 at 17:13
  • You're welcome. I didn't intend to be nasty - just to say that from my experience I thought there might be other places to learn. People learn in different ways. Nov 24, 2021 at 17:53
  • Heh. I had a prof who kept talking about "ee kyoov ya lent" things. Since he kept writing the correct symbol for "equivalent" I eventually started to understand. Another prof apologized for his accent by explaining that his students always got upset when he talked about "tragic torries" while discussing the paths particles take.
    – Dan
    Nov 25, 2021 at 2:42

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