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Everyday data structures

By : William Smith
Book Image

Everyday data structures

By: William Smith

Overview of this book

Explore a new world of data structures and their applications easily with this data structures book. Written by software expert William Smith, you?ll learn how to master basic and advanced data structure concepts. ? Fully understand data structures using Java, C and other common languages ? Work through practical examples and learn real-world applications ? Get to grips with data structure problem solving using case studies
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Everyday Data Structures
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Preface
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1
Data Types: Foundational Structures

Summary


In this chapter we learned the basic definition of the Stack data structure, including how to initialize concrete implementations of the structure in each of the four languages we are discussing. Next, we discussed the most common operations associated with the stack data structure and their operational cost. We examined a case study using stacks to track commands passed to a robotic manufacturing device. These examples demonstrated how C# and Java provide concrete implementations of a stack whereas Objective-C and Swift do not. Finally, we examined the two most common types of stacks, the array-based and the linked-list-based, and showed how the array-based stack is not well suited for a sorted stack.