#### 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
Next Steps
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# Two-dimensional slices

Two-dimensional slices are descriptors of a two-dimensional array. A two-dimensional slice is a contiguous section of an array that is stored away from the slice itself. It holds references to an underlying array. A two-dimensional slice will be an array of arrays, while the capacity of a slice can be increased by creating a new slice and copying the contents of the initial slice into the new one. This is also referred to as a slice of slices. The following is an example of a two-dimensional array. A 2D array is created and the array elements are initialized with values.

twodarray.go is the code exhibit that's presented in the following code:

`//main package has examples shown// in Go Data Structures and algorithms bookpackage main// importing fmt packageimport ( "fmt")// main methodfunc main() {  var TwoDArray [8][8]int   TwoDArray[3][6] ...`