||In this structure, the elements are arranged sequentially or linearly and attached to one another.
||In this structure, the elements are arranged hierarchically or non-linear manner.
||Arrays, linked list, stack, queue are the types of a linear data structure.
||Trees and graphs are the types of a non-linear data structure.
||Due to the linear organization, they are easy to implement.
||Due to the non-linear organization, they are difficult to implement.
||As linear data structure is a single level, so it requires a single run to traverse each data item.
||The data items in a non-linear data structure cannot be accessed in a single run. It requires multiple runs to be traversed.
||Each data item is attached to the previous and next items.
||Each item is attached to many other items.
||This data structure does not contain any hierarchy, and all the data elements are organized in a single level.
||In this, the data elements are arranged in multiple levels.
||In this, the memory utilization is not efficient.
||In this, memory is utilized in a very efficient manner.
||The time complexity of linear data structure increases with the increase in the input size.
||The time complexity of non-linear data structure often remains same with the increase in the input size.
||Linear data structures are mainly used for developing the software.
||Non-linear data structures are used in image processing and Artificial Intelligence .