#### Overview of this book

Data structures and algorithms are more than just theoretical concepts. They help you become familiar with computational methods for solving problems and writing logical code. Equipped with this knowledge, you can write efficient programs that run faster and use less memory. Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with Kotlin book starts with the basics of algorithms and data structures, helping you get to grips with the fundamentals and measure complexity. You'll then move on to exploring the basics of functional programming while getting used to thinking recursively. Packed with plenty of examples along the way, this book will help you grasp each concept easily. In addition to this, you'll get a clear understanding of how the data structures in Kotlin's collection framework work internally. By the end of this book, you will be able to apply the theory of data structures and algorithms to work out real-world problems.
Preface
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Section 1: Getting Started with Data Structures
A Walk Through - Data Structures and Algorithms
Arrays - First Step to Grouping Data
Section 2: Efficient Grouping of Data with Various Data Structures
Understanding Stacks and Queues
Maps - Working with Key-Value Pairs
Section 3: Algorithms and Efficiency
Deep-Dive into Searching Algorithms
Understanding Sorting Algorithms
Section 4: Modern and Advanced Data Structures
Collections and Data Operations in Kotlin
Introduction to Functional Programming
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# Section 4: Modern and Advanced Data Structures

This section walks you through modern programming techniques and their requisite data structures. You will learn about the Collections framework in Kotlin, which provides you with some pre-built data structures, including Maps, Lists, and Set, thereby increasing your productivity as you no longer need to create your custom data structures for every program you write. You will also learn about functional programming and its associated data structures, such as Type Constructors, Monads, and Functors.

The following chapters will be covered in this section:

• Chapter 8, Collections and Data Operations in Kotlin
• Chapter 9, Introduction to Functional Programming