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Zaara

  • one year ago

Explain the concept of Data Structure in computer science.

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  1. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    In computer science, a data structure is a particular way of storing and organizing data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently.[1][2] Different kinds of data structures are suited to different kinds of applications, and some are highly specialized to specific tasks. For example, B-trees are particularly well-suited for implementation of databases, while compiler implementations usually use hash tables to look up identifiers. Data structures provide a means to manage huge amounts of data efficiently, such as large databases and internet indexing services. Usually, efficient data structures are a key to designing efficient algorithms. Some formal design methods and programming languages emphasize data structures, rather than algorithms, as the key organizing factor in software design. Storing and retrieving can be carried out on data stored in both main memory and in secondary memory. Various Data Structures are available that are needed to be employed based on the need. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_structure

  2. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    The ways in which data is stored is called the structure of data. There are many kinds of functions (including hash) in which data is stored in memory. If I can recall correctly, they are: objects, arrays, sets, hashes and records. That's all I know.

  3. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    I like objects. Simple to work with :-)

  4. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    Also worth reading : http://www.theparticle.com/javadata2.html

  5. Zaara
    • one year ago
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    any idea of Linked LIst?????

  6. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    Yes.

  7. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    its there in the link above

  8. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    A little, like how they have an integer and then the thing you have to store.

  9. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    http://www.theparticle.com/javadata2.html#Linked_Lists

  10. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    Dang, I have to learn to program T_T

  11. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    lols

  12. Zaara
    • one year ago
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    T_T???????

  13. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    -_-

  14. Zaara
    • one year ago
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    Discuss the features of data structures used in computer programming.. @AravindG

  15. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    did you check the links provided ?

  16. Zaara
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    yeah bt wht r d features??? both seems similar to me..

  17. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    well I am not sure of this one ...

  18. AravindG
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    what did you mean both ?

  19. Zaara
    • one year ago
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    its concept and features.... guesssing nt much difference is there between them....ryt???

  20. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    yeh ..i also felt the same

  21. Zaara
    • one year ago
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    but there is... this is the question followed by my first question... any idea???

  22. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    no idea ..even google failed to find something ...well yahoo answer has got something but I dont think that might help http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_Features_of_data_structure

  23. Zaara
    • one year ago
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    does it mean we have to list all kinds of data structures and explain them briefly??? @AravindG

  24. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    I told you I have not much idea in that question sorry, perhaps a friend of mine can help @FirstFrostByte :)

  25. Zaara
    • one year ago
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    fine... thanks 4 ur help:)

  26. AravindG
    • one year ago
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    yw : )

  27. Zaara
    • one year ago
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    @ajprincess any idea miss?????

  28. KonradZuse
    • one year ago
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    ok, simple. a data structure holds data. They are also known as "collections." Collections are the main class, then comes Lists(ArrayLists,LinkLists) Mappings(HashMap, TreeMap, etc) Arrays, Stacks, Queues, etc.

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