Data Representation and Storage

Describe Data Representation and Storage in Computer Systems

dreamstime_s_26762810The first section of the course provides an opportunity to study how various data types are represented and stored in computer systems. The range of primitives will cover integers, floating point numbers, characters and Boolean as implemented in the Java programming language.

The representation of structured data types will include strings, records, tables, one-dimensional arrays and two-dimensional arrays. You will be introduced to common standards such as IEEE 754 for floating point numbers and the ASCII and Unicode standards for characters.

You will find out about the difference between static and dynamic memory allocation and will be introduced to the concept of file storage including text and binary files and the purpose of common image, audio, video and compression file standards.

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