Data structure

See also: Computer | Programming | Data model

A programming construct used to hold data in a structured fashion.

The design of a data structures must take many things into account, including:

  • Speed of inserts
  • Speed of deletions
  • Speed of searches
  • Speed of updates
  • Potential for “imbalance” (as in Binary Trees)
  • Changes in structure do to inserts/deletions/updates

Types of Data Structures

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