Difference Between LinkedList and LinkedHashSet in Java
In this article you will learn difference between LinkedList and LinkedHashSet in java.
LinkedList class implements the List and Deque interface and extends from AbstractSequentialList class. LinkedList class uses doubly linked list to store the elements. It provides a linked-list data structure.
Java LinkedHashSet class is a Hash table and Linked list implementation of the set interface. It inherits HashSet class and implements Set interface. LinkedHashSet implementations of Set interface, there are some differences exist between them.
Lets See Difference Between LinkedList and LinkedHashSet in Java
- How work internally
Java LinkedList class uses doubly linked list to store the elements while LinkedHashSet uses LinkedHashMap internally to store it’s elements.
LinkedList class can contain duplicate elements while LinkedHashSet contains unique elements only like HashSet.
LinkedList in case of doubly linked list, we can add or remove elements from both side while LinkedHashSet insert at the end.
LinkedList have two constructor LinkedList() and LinkedList(Collection o) while LinkedHashSet have four constructor HashSet(), HashSet(Collection c), LinkedHashSet(int capacity) and LinkedHashSet(int capacity, float fillRatio)
- Insertion, Removal And Retrieval Operations:
LinkedList Insertion, Removal And Retrieval Operations performance of order O(n) while LinkedHashSet also gives performance of order O(1) for insertion, removal and retrieval operations.
- compare the elements:
LinkedList use equals() method LinkedHashSet also uses equals() and hashCode() methods to compare the elements.
- Null Elements:
LinkedList allow any number of null values while LinkedHashSet also allows maximum one null element.
LinkedList syntax is:public class LinkedList extends AbstractSequentialList implements List, Deque, Cloneable, Serializable
LinkedHashSet syntax is:public class LinkedHashSet extends HashSet implements Set, Cloneable, Serializable
Example of LinkedList:
Linked list : [D, A, E, B, C, null, null] Size of List:7
Example of LinkedHashSet:
Original LinkedHashSet:[A, B, C, D] Size of LinkedHashSet = 4 After adding duplicate element [A, B, C, D] Size of LinkedHashSet = 4 After adding two null element [A, B, C, D, null] Size of LinkedHashSet = 5
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