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Collections = Data Structures?

Tony Lucci
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Joined: Sep 22, 2005
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Does the term "data structures" mean the same thing as "collections"?
marc weber
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Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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In a broad sense, data structures are ways of storing information. Different data structures can allow for (or hinder) efficient handling of the information. Collections are examples of data structures.

See this article for an overview...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_structure


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