Tokuta, Alade O. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Relation to algorithms
- Abstract data types
- Primitive and nonprimitive structures
- Internal and host-language structures
- Linear data structures
- Linked allocation
- Nonlinear data structures
- Directed graphs
- File structures
- Virtual memory
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A means of storing a collection of data. Computer science is in part the study of methods for effectively using a computer to solve problems, or in other words, the entire process of determining exactly the problem to be solved. This process entails (1) gaining an understanding of the problem; (2) translating vague descriptions, goals, and contradictory requests, and often unstated desires, into a precisely formulated conceptual solution; and (3) implementing the solution with a computer program. This solution typically consists of two parts: algorithms and data structures.
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