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what direction the array is growing ?? up, down, right or left?

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Just a poll: programmers can be divided by the way they visualize an array. Answer and find out where you belong to.
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by:mlmcc
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What do you mean growing.  In most languages the array is static and doesn't grow once declared?

If you mean when I fill the array as in
  arr[1] := 1;
  arr[2] := 2;
...
  arr[Last] := LastValue;

Depending on  the application I may visualize it as being
 Up - A stack
 Right - a Queue
 Down - Lists of information like in a grade book
 Left - I don't think I have ever visualized it that direction.

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Don't forget also: forward, back.
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if i'm dealing with a multidimensional array, i usually visualize up, then to the left, and then away from me. Once i get to 4 dimensions (never used that in a practical application though), i cant visualize it. i dont think any could, or can you?
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Yes a 4-D array makes excellent sense in weather prediction.

Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, and Time

From my understanding weather models are really much more complex.

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from left to right if it is 1D
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Any particular reason you selected that as the answer?

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sorry, just though i could mark more than one answer as accepted
2mlmcc: 4D array example is great, never came accross 4D arrays before!
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I just happen to know some of the weather programmers.  Actually I believ their arrays have more than 4 dimensions but I have no idea what the other dimensions are.  

I taught several of them and we discussed their programs when we did the chapter on arrays.  I believe one of the other dimensions is type of observation (balloon, satellite, etc).

For future reference - To accept more than one answer first click SPLIT POINTS (it appears after all comments and before the new comment block.

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