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A splay tree is a self-adjusting tree algorithm that can be used in machine learning and other types of projects. As a binary search tree, the splay tree is a tool for building analytics and big data processes.
One of the major properties of the splay tree as opposed to other types of binary trees is that it is an amortized algorithm, meaning that it is possible to assess the complexity or resource use of the splay tree on a specialized basis. Experts use O(log)n as the amortized time equation for the splay tree.
Some experts suggest that splay trees are useful where there is strong key use locality and where amortization helps users to protect time spent in process.