In computer science, a data structure is a data organization, management, and storage format that is usually chosen for efficient access to data. More precisely, a data structure is a collection of data values, the relationships among them, and the functions or operations that can be applied to the data, i.e., it is an algebraic structure about data.

## Sizes

- Implicit data structure: \(Z+O(1)\) (see Big O notation)
- Succinct data structure: \(Z+o(Z)\) (see Little-o notation)

## References

“Data Structure.” 2022.

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