#### Overview of this book

Golang is one of the fastest growing programming languages in the software industry. Its speed, simplicity, and reliability make it the perfect choice for building robust applications. This brings the need to have a solid foundation in data structures and algorithms with Go so as to build scalable applications. Complete with hands-on tutorials, this book will guide you in using the best data structures and algorithms for problem solving. The book begins with an introduction to Go data structures and algorithms. You'll learn how to store data using linked lists, arrays, stacks, and queues. Moving ahead, you'll discover how to implement sorting and searching algorithms, followed by binary search trees. This book will also help you improve the performance of your applications by stringing data types and implementing hash structures in algorithm design. Finally, you'll be able to apply traditional data structures to solve real-world problems. By the end of the book, you'll have become adept at implementing classic data structures and algorithms in Go, propelling you to become a confident Go programmer.
Preface
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Section 1: Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms and the Go Language
Data Structures and Algorithms
Getting Started with Go for Data Structures and Algorithms
Section 2: Basic Data Structures and Algorithms using Go
Linear Data Structures
Non-Linear Data Structures
Homogeneous Data Structures
Heterogeneous Data Structures
Dynamic Data Structures
Classic Algorithms
Section 3: Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms using Go
Network and Sparse Matrix Representation
Memory Management
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# Representation of algorithms

A flow chart and pseudo code are methods of representing algorithms. An algorithm shows the logic of how a problem is solved. A flow chart has different representation symbols such as Entry, Exit, Task, Input/Output, Decision Point, and Inter Block. A structured program consists of a series of these symbols to perform a specific task. Pseudo code has documentation, action, and flow control keywords to visualize an algorithm. The documentation keywords are TASK and REM. SET, PUT, and GET are the action keywords.

Let's take a look at the different representations of algorithms, that is, flow charts and Pseudo code in the next sections.

# Flow chart

The flow control keywords are SET, LOOP, (WHILE...