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An array is a systematic arrangement of similar objects, usually in rows and columns.

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Elegant way in C to store many parameters with default value and current value in embedded flash

I'm programming an embedded system that has a number of user configurable parameters, which are stored in flash memory. I have to store a default value for each parameter as well as the user settings. ...
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Array structure for nested grouping (JavaScript)

I am currently struggling with how to solve nested grouping of data. The initial structure is given and my grouped structure below as well as my approach can be adjusted. My idea was to have the array ...
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How can Rust be "safer" and "faster" than C++ at the same time?

I have been told that Rust is both safer and faster than C++. If that is true, how can that be even possible? I mean, a safer language means that more code is written inside the compiler, right? More ...
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What are the pros and cons of different combinations of objects and arrays for data storing?

From the article JavaScript 2D Array – Two Dimensional Arrays in JS, I see one way to store data is to put all properties of each element into one array: let dataRepresentation1 = [ ['John Doe', ...
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When should tuples be used as an argument instead of an array?

I hope this isn't too off-topic/opinion-based, I'm new here. I want to pass three elements of the same type into a function. The three elements are unique cards of a deck of cards, so they're not ...
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What prevents Java from having immutable primitive arrays?

Java never had immutable primitive arrays. However Java does have an immutable List or Map or other collection classes and of course final primitive fields and variables. In Java if you try to make an ...
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Why does C not support direct array assignment?

In C you cannot assign arrays directly. int array[4] = {1, 2, 3, 4}; int array_prime[4] = array; // Error At first I thought this might because the C facilities were supposed to be implementable with ...
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How multiple type lists are stored in memory?

Arrays are stored in a linear fashion, with memory cells of fixed size for each element. To have fixed sized memory cells Arrays should be homogenious. So in Arrays we get an Nth element by skipping ...
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Multidimensional vs nested arrays

A seemingly basic question here. Is there anything you can do with multidimensional arrays that you can't do with nested arrays? Many languages have been designed with both facilities and syntactical ...
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JavaScript: My logic traversing multi-dimensional arrays

Consider the following: Let's say below is the multi-dimensional, and you are given the starting point of [2, 2]. const WORLD = [ ['P', 'P', 'P', 'C', 'P'], ['P', 'M', 'P', 'C', 'P'], ...
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Best choice for a holding large number of objects in java

I have a set of array, containing a large number of objects (products), which has lately grown so large, searching in it takes about a minute, which is considered too long, since one search is ...
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JS - two array filters vs. one forEach?

I've had a question for a while. I know that the Array prototype method filter is generally preferred over forEach, and I believe it is typically faster at the job as well. But what about if I have ...
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Do C++ compilers optimize/pack small data types (e.g. boolean values)?

This occurred to me when looking at stencil computations in numpy. This python library compiles compute-intensive components, so I believe that it's a valid example. Here making selections on an array ...
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Comparing and replacing values in an array [closed]

I am currently working on a program that replaces the value in an array if the value next to it is the same as the current value. So If the array is [0,0,0,1,0,1,0], when the program runs it'll turn ...
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Arrays vs Maps for listing items that have a unique id

I've been finding that for a lot of code I've been writing recently, it naively might look like this: Array approach: const options = [ { id: 'red', label: 'Red', data: '#f00' ...
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What is the difference between an index and an offset?

I am looking to understand the difference between the words index and offset. I have never seen "offset" in reference to lists/arrays/etc in programming. I have only seen index. To me, these ...
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how to store the data for function f(time,length)

I have a function which has discrete time step ,discrete length from origin . These two give height of the function. For example at time 1.2sec , and length 5.5cm from origin height is 10cm. The step ...
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A good metaphor for "lists" (arrays)? [closed]

When teaching students Python lists (which are more like arrays, not linked-lists) I'd like to use metaphor of list being a collection of boxes put in row. But this doesn't work well: indexes are ...
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Is there a sensible way to sort coordinates?

Sorting is generally used to solve problems where distance between elements matters. A sorted list/array has the convenient property that the smaller the difference between the indices of any two ...
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How to guarantee an ID is unique in a non-UUID set of values?

I would like to have IDs of different sizes from the alphabet 0-9. So I have 5-length IDs as in 10000 or 13531, etc.. I have 10, 15, 20, up to 39 digit strings (the size of a UUID). I would like to ...
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Are jagged arrays lvalue or not?

When I was study lvalue i see that C expression can be lvalue if a subscript ([]) expression that does not evaluate to an array. (from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/c-language/l-value-and-...
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What is the expected performance of While loops using `array.pop()` assignment vs other methods

Recently I was asked to refactor some code that leverages JavaScript's array.reduce() method because other developers felt the code hard to read. While doing this I decided to play around with some ...
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sizeof(a)/sizeof(a[0]) vs sizeof(a)/sizeof(t) where t is type in C from K.N.King

I'm trying to understand why sizeof(a)/sizeof(t) is inferior for getting the length of an array to sizeof(a)/sizeof(a[0]) if just as it's possible to have different types, my elements could also be of ...
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Generate large Excel files and response from API

I need to generate a large Excel file (something around 50 megs) and send response to another API which will provide it to the front end for a download option. My question is if it will be better to ...
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How should I approach the comparison of two BMP images?

I am currently writing a Python program that retrieves the pixels from two BMP files and finds the percent difference between them (without using the Pillow library for the purpose of learning). I can ...
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C# is fantastic, if only List 'd respect Remove&Return [closed]

In the domain of system-modeling (e, systemVerilog, matlab, phyton), lists are obsoleting arrays, stacks and queues(*) altogether. Other domains that use python, perl and ruby have that same mindset, ...
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Are 'array elements' and 'array values' the same?

Array := {"title": "Book Title", "author": "John Doe"} Some people use the following terminology: title and author are keys. Book Title and John Doe are values. "title": "Book Title" and "author": ...
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Algorithm that maps consecutive whole numbers to sets of numbers

Where would I begin if I wanted to develop an algorithm that maps consecutive whole numbers to a long list of unique sets of whole numbers. For example: 0 = {0, 0, 0} 1 = {0, 0, 1} 2 = {0, 0, 2} ...
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Determine array of objects collective identity and be able to inspect it

I have an array of objects and I'm trying to see, through each request, whether or not a new member appeared in my collection. The way I currently do it is, I require each member of the collection to ...
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Does the gcc optimize out local arrays the same way it would optimize out a local variable?

If I write this code in a function: void func(void) { int x = 0; int y = 3724832+x; } It would (probably) optimize the variable y out because it isn't being used. Even if I'm wrong about ...
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PHP: simple class for storing read-only data structure, array alternative

I need to share some associative data between different parts of my application with two requirements: immutability (so read-only) safety against mispelling or unavailable index inside the data ...
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At what size array in Swift would you consider switching to CoreData?

I've developed a reading tracking app in Swift and for simplicity's sake I used arrays for my model. It stores some data about the books a user reads and a small image of the cover. I save them to ...
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is it better to have tracking fields that are maintained separately for arrays? [duplicate]

I wasn't sure exactly how to word this question, but basically, I have a struct stNeuralLayers (for a neural network I'm playing around with) with fields that are matrices (such as a double[,] ...
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Should execution continue if array is empty?

Just a general programming best practices question. If I have a function like that takes in an array of items and the function then calls a series of other functions which filter and act on the items ...
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How should I define hardcoded strings with some variable parts? Reuse more characters? Or keep the whole sentence?

for example, sometimes I need to define a hardcoded string with some variable parts, I often have trouble to choose the style: style 1 : reuse every characters when possible showMessage(num){ let ...
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Should I use Array or Set if both can be used to finish my task?

for example, Suppose I have a 2d array: let filterArr=[ [1,1,0,1,1], [0,1,1,1,0], [1,1,0,1,0] ]; I want to find and store the index of column that all are 1, i.e.:position 1 and 3, and the ...
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For arrays, should I use the first position to store the selected element, instead of variable like "selectedIndex", if possible?

For example, I have a toggle button, which would show the current selected element, and would show next element when it is clicked, and it can loop back to first element. I have 2 ways to store the ...
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Should special case be inside or outside the for loop here?

For example, suppose I have 2 arrays: let arr1=[5,2,1]; let arr2=["abcde","ab","a"]; my work is simple : to check if length of strings in arr2 are larger than corresponding element with same index ...
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Should I move tasks which is just for a specific element only out of for loop?

For example, I have a for loop, which element 0 has additional function to run compared with other elements, my question is, should the additional function be: 1.place inside for loop for(int i=0;i&...
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How do I put objects of different types derived from a common base in the same array? [closed]

I have two classes called Player and Enemy both inheriting from a class called GameObject, how do I store them both in an array of type GameObject while still keeping their own unique information? I ...
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Array rotation algorithm

I'm developing an application which sends quotes to clients via email. Since quotes are obtained from various resources (per each client) they end up in a single array which is then used as a source ...
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How does a dynamic array access work?

In C if i declare int x[4] Which tells me its an integer array with each array element size fixed of size 4. So after initialization when I access x[3] : address of array +element size which is 2 *...
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Linked-list iteration patterns

If you have a linked-list, where the items are not necessarily close to each other in memory, wondering if it is (in general) better/worse/no difference to do the following. Say you want to iterate ...
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What is best practice for handling mapping arbitrary depth in arrays?

I have a set of data: id | name | parentid ------------------------ 1 | parent | 0 2 | child | 1 3 | child | 1 4 | parent | 0 5 | child | 4 6 | subchild | 5 7 | child | 4 ...
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How exactly indexing works in arrays?

I only know that index is faster but don't know why is it faster. Suppose I have an array int[] a = {2,3,6,7}. Then I will try to find the element at a[3] and the speed of this will be O(1). Why? How ...
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How did the custom of using square brackets for array elements develop?

Many programming language use the syntax a[i] to refer to the i'th element of an array, sequence, or vector a - specifically, C and Pascal (from the late 1960s and early 1970s) do this. On the other ...
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Are there any use cases for List when Deques and Arrays are available?

I've been thinking about this over the past few weeks, and I've come up with no good arguments. My perspective is from Java, but if anyone has any language-specific cases outside of this language, I'...
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Store csv data as rows or columns in view of the needed processing?

Assume I have some data a csv-Files like ObjectName, PropertyA, PropertyB, PropertyC "Name1", 3, 1, 4 "Name2", 1, 5, 9 "Name3", 2, 6, 5 ... and a typical question I want to answer would be For ...
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Is "Array[1]" the first element or second element in the array?

Following the reading of the question Why are zero-based arrays the norm?, I wonder about the terms to use for referring to specific array elements, in the perspective of linguistic reading of ...
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What is the name or description of my technique for filtering items in array? [closed]

I've tried posting this question on StackOverflow but they told me to try it here since it's not so specific. I'd like to know the name of the algorithm or technique of following implementation. I ...
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