Non-linear data structures are used in cryptography and other areas. A non-linear data structure is an arrangement in which an element is connected to many elements. These structures use memory quickly and efficiently. Free contiguous memory is not required for adding new elements.
The length of the data structures is not important before adding new elements. A non-linear data structure has multiple levels and a linear one has a single level. The values of the elements are not organized in a non-linear data structure. The data elements in a non-linear data structure cannot be iterated in one step. The implementation of these data structures is complicated.
Tree types such as binary search trees, treaps, and symbol tables are explained in this chapter.
This chapter covers the following non-linear data structures:
- Hash functions...