chapter  3
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A list is a common and simple data structure consisting of a group of related elements, distinguished by the fact that the order of its constituent elements can be rearranged without altering the list’s information content. Note that this definition of a list excludes what are commonly known as ranked lists. Some examples of lists are the heights of the eighth graders at your local middle school, the birthdays of your friends, or the prices of all the books on your bookshelf.