(Data Type|Data Structure)

1 - About

A data structure is the static format of data (ie persist on the disk) whereas data type is the runtime representation in code. The two are synonym.

Structured data has a schema defining its structure.

All data structures are represented with three basic primitives:

  • mappings (hashes/dictionaries),
  • sequences (arrays/lists)
  • and scalars (strings/numbers).

In computer science, a data structure is a particular way of organizing data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently. Wikipedia

Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships. Linus Torvalds


You will not find language data structure in this section such as:

See also:

The clarity of examples, and the software’s decipherability and debuggability in the real world, are likely far more important. Form must communicate function. Mike Bostocks

3 - Data Structure and Algorithm

4 - Documentation / Reference

data/type/type.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/20 16:43 by gerardnico