(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

Example:

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

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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: 2018/10/24 18:53 by gerardnico