## Data Structures (1996)

Venue: | ACM Computer Surveys |

Citations: | 1 - 0 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Tamassia96datastructures,

author = {Roberto Tamassia},

title = {Data Structures},

journal = {ACM Computer Surveys},

year = {1996},

volume = {28}

}

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### Abstract

Introduction The study of data structures, i.e., methods for organizing data that are suitable for computer processing, is one of the classic topics of computer science. At the hardware level, a computer views storage devices such as internal memory and disk as holders of elementary data units (bytes), each accessible through its address (an integer). When writing programs, instead of manipulating the data at the byte level, it is convenient to organize them into higher level entities, called data structures. Most data structures can be viewed as containers that store a collection of objects of a given type, called the elements of the container. Often a total order is defined among the elements (e.g., alphabetically ordered names, points in the plane ordered by x-coordinate). A data structure has an associated repertory of operations, classified into queries, which retrieve information on the dat

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