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What is data structure? List out the areas in which data structures are applied extensively?

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What is data structure? List out the areas in which data structures are applied extensively?

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- A data structure is a group of data elements are collected together under a single name and is defined by a specific storing and organisation structure inside a computer memory.
- It can also said as the mathematical model of organising data in a computer memory and methods to methods to process them
- They are mainly of two types:
- Linear Data structure: Here the Data elements are organised in a sequence of some manner.
- Non-linear Data structure: Here the data is ordered in any arbitrary order and not in a sequence
- Some common data structures are
- Linked list
- Arrays
- Stacks
- Queues
- Binary trees
- Hash tables

**Areasof Application**

- Data structures are used in any program or software.
- They are used in the areas of
- Compiler Design
- Operating System
- DBMS
- Graphics
- Simulation
- Numerical Analysis
- Artificial Intelligence

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