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# Array Initialization

Array Initialization was a programming task. It has been deprecated for reasons that are discussed in its talk page.

Examples here should be migrated to Arrays or Creating an Associative Array and removed from here. If similar code already exists there, simply remove it from here.

Demonstrate how to initialize an array variable with data.

See Creating_an_Array for this topic.

## Contents

The array value obtained directly from data is called array aggregate. Considering these array declarations:

` type Vector is array (Integer range <>) of Integer;type Matrix is array (Integer range <>, Integer range <>) of Integer;type String is array (Integer range <>) of Character;type Bits is array (Integer range <>) of Boolean; `

Initialization by an aggregate using positional and keyed notations:

` X : Vector := (1, 4, 5);   Y : Vector (1..100) := (2|3 => 1, 5..20 => 2, others => 0);E : Matrix := ((1, 0), (0, 1));Z : Matrix (1..20, 1..30) := (others => (others => 0));S : String := "ABCD";L : String (1..80) := (others => ' ');B : Bits := not (1..2 => False); -- Same as (1..2 => True) `

Note that the array bounds, when unconstrained as in these examples can be either determined by the aggregate, like the initialization of X shows. Or else they can be specified as a constraint, like for example in the initialization of Y. In this case others choice can be used to specify all unmentioned elements. But in any case, the compiler verifies that all array elements are initialized by the aggregate. Single dimensional arrays of characters can be initialized by character strings, as the variable S shows. Of course, array aggregates can participate in array expressions and these expressions can be used to initialize arrays. The variable B is initialized by an aggregate inversed by the operation not.

## C++

### STL

Library: STL
STL provides std::vector, which behaves as a dynamically-resizable array. When an element is added, its value must be set immediately.
` myVector.push_back(value); `

Like simple arrays, std::vector allows the use of the [] operator, and once an element has been added, it can be changed the same way a simple array can.

` myVector = value; `

Unlike simple arrays, std::vector allows you to determing the size of the array. You can use this set all of the values in the array:

` // Create a list of numbers from 1 to the size of the vector.size_t size = myVector.size();for(int i = 0; i < size; ++i)  myVector[i] = i + 1; `

std::vector also provides iterators, allowing you to iterate through a vector's elements the same way you might any other STL container class.

``` // Create a list of numbers from 1 to the size of the vector.
```
` std::vector<int> myVector;int val = 0;for(std::vector<int>::iterator it = myVector.begin();    it != myVector.end();    ++it)  *it = ++val; `

A vector can also explicitly be resized:

` std::vector<int> myVector;myVector.resize(10);    // now the vector contains 10 elements, all of which are 0myVector.resize(15, 3); // now the vector contains 15 elements, the 5 new got the value 3myVector.resize(12);    // the last three elements got removed `

Also note that a vector can already be filled at construction time:

` std::vector v1(10);      // a vector of 10 ints, all initialized with 0std::vector v2(5, 7);    // a vector containing 5 ints, all inizialized with 7int a = { 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29  };std::vector v3(a, a+10); // a vector containing 10 ints, initialized with the elements of a (i.e. v3==a etc.)std::vector v4 = v3;     // v4 is a copy of v3 `

## F#

```let a = [| 1; 3; 5; 7; 9 |] // array of integers
let b = [| 1 .. 10 |] // initialize with range of integers
let c = [| for n = 1 to 10 do yield n |] // lazy array
let d = [| "hello"; "world" |] // array of strings
```

` newArr :: (Ix i) => i -> i -> e -> Array i enewArr n m x = listArray (n,m) (repeat x) ----- Prelude Data.Array> newArr 0 10 0array (0,10) [(0,0),(1,0),(2,0),(3,0),(4,0),(5,0),(6,0),(7,0),(8,0),(9,0),(10,0)] Prelude Data.Array> newArr (0,0) (5,5) 0array ((0,0),(5,5)) [((0,0),0),((0,1),0),((0,2),0),((0,3),0),((0,4),0),((0,5),0),((1,0),0),((1,1),0),((1,2),0),((1,3),0),((1,4),0),((1,5),0),((2,0),0),((2,1),0),((2,2),0),((2,3),0),((2,4),0),((2,5),0),((3,0),0),((3,1),0),((3,2),0),((3,3),0),((3,4),0),((3,5),0),((4,0),0),((4,1),0),((4,2),0),((4,3),0),((4,4),0),((4,5),0),((5,0),0),((5,1),0),((5,2),0),((5,3),0),((5,4),0),((5,5),0)] `
`// immutable mapsvar map = Map(1 -> 2, 3 -> 4, 5 -> 6)map(3) // 4map = map + (44 -> 99) // maps are immutable, so we have to assign the result of adding elementsmap.isDefinedAt(33) // falsemap.isDefinedAt(44) // true`
`// mutable maps (HashSets)import scala.collection.mutable.HashMapval hash = new HashMap[Int, Int]hash(1) = 2hash += (1 -> 2)  // same as hash(1) = 2hash += (3 -> 4, 5 -> 6, 44 -> 99)hash(44) // 99hash.contains(33) // falsehash.isDefinedAt(33) // same as containshash.contains(44) // true`
`// iterate over key/valuehash.foreach {e => println("key "+e._1+" value "+e._2)} // e is a 2 element Tuple// same with for syntaxfor((k,v) <- hash) println("key " + k + " value " + v)`
`// items in map where the key is greater than 3map.filter {k => k._1 > 3} //  Map(5 -> 6, 44 -> 99)// same with for syntaxfor((k, v) <- map; if k > 3) yield (k,v)`