Revised April 2015
Update of link to source code
The short code link in the book no longer works. The code can be accessed here:
Data structures is concerned with the storage, representation and manipulation of data in a computer. We discuss some of the more versatile and popular data structures and explain how to implement and use them to solve a variety of useful problems. The book restricts itself to what can be covered in a one-semester course, without overwhelming the student with complexity and analysis. The approach is practical rather than theoretical. We show how to implement the data structures and operations on them using C.
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