# Data Structures Arrays.

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Data Structures Arrays

Array Most commonly used data structure
Ordered array, in which the data is stored in ascending (or descending) key order. This arrangement makes possible a fast way of searching for a data item: the binary search.

Example Attendance monitoring program for cricket team --- using Array. Insert player at arrival Search player Delete player after departure Imagine that each player has been issued a team shirt with the player’s number on the back. To make things visually interesting, the shirts come in a variety of colors --- number and color stored in array Create an applet viewer for it --- insert player and randomly choose color NO DUPLICATION

Insertion / Searching Each button press in a Workshop applet corresponds to a step that an algorithm carries out. The more steps required, the longer the algorithm takes. Insertion taking One step because no empty cell in array ---- sequence (assume not doing dup) Searching will take more steps Average is half of steps like N/2 Worst case scenario is N The time an algorithm takes to execute is proportional to the number of steps, so searching takes much longer on the average (N/2 steps) than insertion (one step).

Deletion 2 step procedure
Search required item + Clear cell Fill holes/empty cell A deletion requires (assuming no duplicates are allowed) searching through an average of N/2 elements and then moving the remaining elements (an average of N/2 moves) to fill up the resulting hole. This is N steps in all.

Duplicate Issues Primary key cannot duplicate
Human error chance so check all data items before insertion. Searching with duplicates N moves required (whole array search) Insertion with duplicates N moves to search duplicates 1 step insertion Deletion with duplicates N moves to search and N/2 moves to shift cells Average will be based on how many duplicates

Average moves for 3 operations
Create program for this example Manage it with classes so that class can be used for some other purpose. E.g separate array insertion separately. Like store serial # of travelers cheque Apply abstraction

Ordered Array Useful when more searching Linear Search Binary Search

Example

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