← Blog## JavaScript Data Structures: Doubly Linked List: Intro and Setup

## Intro

## What is a Doubly Linked List?

## Example

## Big O of Doubly Linked List

## Setup

## Result

## Next Part

## Questions

December, 2019

After completing the series about the Singly Linked List,

we start with the Doubly Linked List.

- the Doubly Linked List consists of nodes
- each node has a value
- each node has a pointer to the previous node (or null at the beginning of the list)
- each node has a pointer to the next node (or null at the end of the list)
- the List has a head (= beginning)
- the List has a tail (= end)
- the List has a length (= how many nodes are in the List)
- the List has no index like an Array
- “doubly” means every node has two connections (one to the previous node and one to the next node)

`A <===> B <===> C`

- A: prev: null
- A: next: B
- B: prev: A
- B: next: C
- C: prev: B
- C: next: null

- Access:
`O(N)`

- Search:
`O(N)`

- Insert:
`O(1)`

- Delete:
`O(1)`

```
// a Node has a value, a pointer to the previous node (= prev), a pointer to the next node (= next)
class Node {
constructor(value) {
this.value = value;
this.prev = null;
this.next = null;
}
}
// a Doubly Linked List has a length, a beginning (= head), an end (= tail)
class DoublyLinkedList {
constructor() {
this.length = 0;
this.head = null;
this.tail = null;
}
}
```

```
const newNode = new Node(1);
console.log(newNode);
// Node { value: 1, prev: null, next: null }
const newDLL = new DoublyLinkedList();
console.log(newDLL);
// DoublyLinkedList { length: 0, head: null, tail: null }
```

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