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ta (mkarray)

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ta (mkarray)

A sophisticated yet simple way to build an array of a user defined data-type


Murex has a pretty sophisticated builtin for generating arrays. It works a little bit like Bash's {1..9} syntax but includes a few additional nifty features and the output format is user defined.


ta data-type [start..end] -> <stdout>
ta data-type [start..end.base] -> <stdout>
ta data-type [start..end,start..end] -> <stdout>
ta data-type [start..end][start..end] -> <stdout>


» ta json [1..5]
» ta json [Monday..Sunday]

Please note that as per the first example, all arrays generated by ta are arrays of strings - even if you're command is ranging over integers. Also if you are only creating arrays in JSON then you could use ja instead.


Please read the documentation on a for a more detailed breakdown on of ta's supported features.

See Also

  • %[] Create Array: Quickly generate arrays
  • [ ..Range ]: Outputs a ranged subset of data from STDIN
  • [ Index ]: Outputs an element from an array, map or table
  • [[ Element ]]: Outputs an element from a nested structure
  • a (mkarray): A sophisticated yet simple way to build an array or list
  • count: Count items in a map, list or array
  • ja (mkarray): A sophisticated yet simply way to build a JSON array
  • mtac: Reverse the order of an array

This document was generated from builtins/core/mkarray/array_doc.yamlopen in new window.

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