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Why Learn Linear Data Structures?

Data structures are the way computer programs are able to store and retrieve data. In this course, you will learn about and build the fundamental data structures of computer sciences. You will master lists, stacks, and queues, and learn about how computer memory works through nodes and pointers.

Take-Away Skills:

You will be a stronger programmer with a better knowledge of how computers store and retrieve data. You’ll learn the various drawbacks of different data structures, and how to implement them all yourself.

Note on Prerequisites:

You will learn about the data structures in a general way, but will be implementing each of the data structures in Python, so some familiarity with Python will be necessary.

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  1. 1
    Learn about the building block for other data structures - the node. After learning the concepts behind it, you will implement it in Python.
  2. 2
    Learn about Linked Lists, one of the most common data structures that can be used to implement many other abstract data types..
  3. 3
    Learn about the first-in-last-out data structure called a “stack”. Study it conceptually and use it in practice. Apply what you’ve learned to the famous Towers of Hanoi problem!
  4. 4
    Learn about the first-in-first-out data structure called a “queue”. Study it conceptually and implement it in Python.

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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