What is a hashtable and what are some advantages of using one?

  • Hashtables are a data structure that stores data in an associative manner.
  • Hashtables use an array as storage and hash techniques to generate an index where an element is to be stored.
  • Hashtables allow for fast insertion and search operations regardless of the data size.
  • For additional information regarding hashtables, here is a link that leads to more information.

    This is a simple diagram of a hashtable.