#### 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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# Summary

So, in this chapter, we learned about collections and how to use them, or rather, how to utilize the collection objects rather than creating own data structures. We learned that there are two types of collections, namely mutable collections and immutable collections, and we learned to use them. We learned about the various collection types, including lists, maps and sets. We also learned about various data operations on collections. We started the chapter by exploring the collections framework in Kotlin and the data structure of collections. We gradually moved toward learning the data operations and functions that the Kotlin collections framework provides out of the box.

In Chapter 9, Introduction to Functional Programming, we will learn about functional programming, and how to implement it with the Kotlin language. We will also get introduced to the new functional library...