List is one of the most common data structures and it can be used in a variety of algorithms and applications. In Java, you do not have to reinvent it. There is a List interface in Java which is a child interface of Collection. The List interface supports access, insertion, deletion of the elements. Each element in List has its own index, starting at 0, then 1 and so on. Since List is an interface in Java, you have to use other classes to create List objects, such as ArrayList(), LinkedList(), Vector(), and Stack().
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