# Data structure

## Particular way of storing and organizing data in a computer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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For other uses, see Data structure (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Data type or Data model.

For information on Wikipedia's data structure, see Wikipedia:Administration § Data structure and development.

In computer science, a **data structure** is a data organization, and storage format that is usually chosen for efficient access to data.^{[1]}^{[2]}^{[3]} 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,^{[4]} i.e., it is an algebraic structure about data.