Recursion vs Iteration - Differences between Recursion and Iteration
The main difference between recursion and iteration is that Recursion is the technique of defining anything in terms of itself while Iteration is a process of executing a statement or a set of statements repeatedly.
Below is the difference table between recursion vs iteration
Recursion vs Iteration
Recursion is the technique of defining anything in terms of itself.
Iteration is a process of executing a statement or a set of statements repeatedly,
until some specified condition is satisfied.
There must be an exclusive if statement inside the recursive
function, specifying stopping condition.
Iteration involves four clear-cut Steps like initialization,
the condition, execution, and updating.
Not all problems have recursive solution.
Any recursive problem can be solved iteratively.
Recursion is generally a worse option
to go for simple problems or problems
not recursive in nature.
Iterative counterpart of a problem is more
efficient in term of memory utilization and execution speed.
Recursion is more of a top-down approach
to problem-solving in which the original
problem is divided into smaller sub-problems
Iteration follows a bottom-up approach that
begins with what is known and then constructing
the solution step by step.
When Reading recursive code it is
sometimes very hard to see how it solves
Iterative codes are more readable than the
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