Operations on Data Structures

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Let's talk about operations we can perform on data structures

Here operations basically means changing the existing data structure or creating a new one.

Operations on primitive data structure

  1. Creation:
    • This operation is used to create a new data structure.
  2. Destroy:
    • This operation is used to delete or destroy a new data structure.
      • For example: free function
  3. Selection:
    • This operation is used to access data structure.
  4. Update:
    • This operation is used to commit or make new changes or update data structure.

Operations on non-primitive data structure

  1. Transversing:
    • Transversing means each element in the data structure is accessed and processed at least once.
  2. Sorting:
    • It means arranging elements in the data structure with some logical order.
  3. Searching:
    • Searching means finding the location of the element with a given key value.
  4. Merging:
    • It is the process of combining different elements into one sorted list.
  5. Insertion:
    • Adding a new element to the data structure.
  6. Deletion:
    • Deleting specific items from the data structure.
  7. Splitting:
    • It is the process of partitioning a single list into multiple lists.

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