What is a Data Structure?
- A data structure is a systematic (or programmatic) way of organizing (or storing) the data, so that the data can be used efficiently.
- A data structure is a collection (grouping) of simple or structured data types and a set of rules (operations) for organizing and accessing the collection.
- A logical way of storing data and it also define mechanism of retrieve data.
Data Structure Types?
- Linear : Data organize in a linear manner where data elements attached one after the other (i.e data items are placed in the memory contiguously).
- Linked List
- Non – Linear : Data organize in a random manner where data elements are attached one to many (i.e a data item is connected to several other data items).
- Traversing : Accessing each data item exactly once so that it can be processed.
- Searching : Finding the location of the data item if it exists in the given collection of data items.
- Insertion : Add a new data item in the structure.
- Deletion : Removing a data item from the structure.
- Sorting : Arranging the data items in some order.
- Merging : Combine two data structures into one.
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