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Ever wondered where Data Structures and Algorithms will be useful?



Well to start with, What is a data structure and what is an algorithm? Data Structure is a way of organizing the data and retrieving it in an efficient manner. And algorithm is a set of instructions to write any program. Manipulation of data in data structures is done through various algorithms.

Algorithms are useful in writing any code. There are different data structures which are used in different ways and for different purposes.

Some examples of data structures are Arrays, Trees, Linked Lists, Stacks, Queues etc.

Data structures is a core subject. Every company looks for good knowledge and understanding of data structures. Some real life examples where these data structures are used are:

  • To store social network feeds

  • Evaluating an expression

  • Store undo/redo operations in a word processor

  • Storing friendship information on a website/social networking sites

  • To implement back functionality in a browser

  • To store the customer order information etc

  • Stacks are internally used by compilers

  • To find the shortest path

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Companies like Google, Microsoft , Amazon focus on data structures and algorithms. Click here to know more about it.


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