Container Data Structure
(Redirected from collection)
- AKA: Collections ADT.
- a Set Data Structure, such as a data record set.
- a Multiset Data Structure, such as a database table.
- a List Data Structure.
- an Associative Array, such as a Perl hash or a Scala Map.
- a Stack Data Structure.
- a Tree Data Structure.
- a Graph Data Structure.
- a Python Collection DS, Perl Collection DS, Scala Collection DS, Java Collection DS, ...
- See: Data Item, Relational Table, Data Record Set, Class (Computer Science).
- (Wikipedia, 2016) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Container_(abstract_data_type) Retrieved:2016-9-27.
- In computer science, a container is a class, a data structure,   or an abstract data type (ADT) whose instances are collections of other objects. In other words, they store objects in an organized way that follows specific access rules. The size of the container depends on the number of objects (elements) it contains. Underlying (inherited) implementations of various container types may vary in size and complexity, and provide flexibility in choosing the right implementation for any given scenario.
- (Wikipedia, 2013) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collection_(abstract_data_type)#Implementations Retrieved:2013-12-1.
- Some collections may be primitive data types in a language, such as lists, while more complex collections are implemented as composite data types in libraries, sometimes in the standard library. Examples include:
- QUOTE:A collection — sometimes called a container — is simply an object that groups multiple elements into a single unit. Collections are used to store, retrieve, manipulate, and communicate aggregate data. Typically, they represent data items that form a natural group, such as a poker hand (a collection of cards), a mail folder (a collection of letters), or a telephone directory (a mapping of names to phone numbers).
- (Dextre Clarke et al., 2008) ⇒ Stella Dextre Clarke, Alan Gilchrist, Ron Davies and Leonard Will. (2008). “Glossary of Terms Relating to Thesauri and Other Forms of Structured Vocabulary for Information Retrieval." Willpower Information