What is a data structure
In computer Science, a data structure is a particular way of organizing data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently.
There are many examples of data structures such as:
- tagged union
- binary search trees
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Examples of Data structures
print myList (e.g. Array)
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- Data structures are important because they allow us to do many things with our data.
- They define a common terminology so that when a programmer sees code using an array he/she can automatically infer both how the data can be manipulated and how those manipulations will peform.
- Easier for programmers to edit things !in a list) because he/she wouldn't have to change a lot of the program
- Easier to find information in the data and use it for many purposes.
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