The data structure is the concept of data being stored and organized in the computer memory and the process of retrieving the data from the data structures. It significantly impacts the performance of data processing for various programming use cases. The data structure is the logical representation of data in the memory.
There are several categories available for data structure and implemented in computer programming. The programming languages support the use of several data structure methodologies while designing and development the code. The data structure is the basic component for complex and multiple data processing implementations.
The popular non-primitive data types are:
We will discuss Arrays as an Example of data structure, a mostly used data structure through the programming languages. The array is a non-primitive linear data type that holds similar data types and is managed through an array index.
Following is a conceptual view of an array data structure containing the age of students enrolled for a course.
The above example of the array shown contains an integer variable for a student's age in an array declared as the ‘age_Students’ array. It stores 12 students’ age.
The index position will be used to search and retrieve the array element. For instance, to access the 4th element of the array, the data structure will be age_Students which will return the value of age 23 from the array. The array index starts with 0 or 1 as a base index depending upon the programming languages.
The basic computer programming techniques and understanding of computer memory concepts.
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