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April 1, 2008


Data structures involve the organizing the data in different methods and performing the operations on these structures.

Datastructures are categorized as shown in fig:

Primitive Datastructures:
These are the datastructures which are directly supported by the machine.i.e.Any operation can be performed in these data items.
Eg:Integers,Real numbers,datatype involving characters

and some logical statements.

Non-primitive Datastructures:
These Datastructures do not allow any specific instructions to be performed on the Data items directly.
Eg: The set of Complex numbers

Linear Datastructures:
This DataStructures involve arranging the elements in Linear fashion.

Non-Linear Datastructures:
This Datastructures involve representing the elements in Hierarchical order.
Eg: Trees, Graphs