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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 about tree data structures, and how they differ from tree data types. We took the time to examine the terminology associated with trees including a visual representation of tree data structures. Next we evaluated the most common operations when working with trees and their complexity cost. Following this we created our own simple binary tree data structure class from scratch, and discussed how the recursive operations are used to traverse the tree. We examined the meaning of recursion and how to write recursive functions of your own using the Fibonacci sequence as an example of this process. Finally, we examined the various ways that tree data structures can be traversed depending on how the nodes in the tree are related to one another.