What Are Arrays, Again?

Back in August, one of our interns told us why arrays aren’t actually very frightening. However, if you’re anything like me, that information might have…slipped. So I decided to take another look at arrays!

What is an array, anyway? “In essence, an array is a set or group of values of a particular data type, such as an integer. However, rather than having to declare each and every integer by name, we only have to declare the array itself; the compiler will assign a location number to the elements of the array based on where they are located within the array,” says James. This is a convenient way of keeping track of a series of inputs you’re providing to your system.

Visualization of a 3D array from somebody.
Visualization of a 3D array from somebody.

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About Amber Mear

I was the Digilent blog editor, and now I'm a contributor. I love learning about wearables and writing about social issues in STEM. Outside of work, I can be found watching Netflix with my cat, working on an art project, or trying to find new, delicious local foods.

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