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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