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 has a significant impact on 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 of the code. The data structure is the basic component for any complex and multiple data processing implementations.
The popular non-primitive data types are:
We will discuss Arrays as an Example of data structure which is a mostly used data structure through the programming languages. The array is a non-primitive linear data type, which holds similar data types and managed though an array index.
Following is a conceptual view of an arrays data structure containing the age of students enrolled for a course.
The above example of the array shown contains integer variable for students age for in an array declared as name ‘age_Students’ array. It stores 12 students’ age.
To search and retrieve the array element the index position will be used. 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 depends upon the programming languages.
The basic computer programming techniques and understanding of computer memory concepts.
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