# Strengths and limitations of arrays [closed]

What are the strengths and limitations of arrays? What considerations go into choosing an array over another data structure, or vice-versa?

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• The question is too broad. Could you list that you want to compare? – kelalaka Oct 16 '18 at 11:58

• allow fast random access in $$\mathcal{O}(1)$$ to their elements since and they are sequential in memory.
• $$\mathcal{O}(1)$$ time write or update an element