In the previous article, we identified the four different forms of pattern identification in data sets and their differences. Today’s discussion will focus on different types of data structures.
In computer science, a data structure is a particular way of organizing and storing data in a computer such that it can be accessed and modified efficiently. More precisely, a data structure is a collection of data values, the relationships among them, and the functions for operations that can be applied to the data.
For the analysis of data, it is important to understand that there are three common types of data structures:
- Structured data
- Unstructured data
- Semi-structured data