# Re: adding string arrays together

From: Joe Grim <grim_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 09:34:45 -0600

Thanks a lot for your help, Dennis.

All are of different size. The interim technique I used to combine them
is very similar to your second example, but I was hoping there was a
simpler way like in IDL. Apparently not.

Thanks again.

Joe

Dennis Shea wrote:
> Not sure of the question.
>
> If all arr[1-4] are the same size then
> big_array = ndtooned( (/arr1,arr2,arr3,arr4/) )
>
> -----
>
>
> If all are different sizes ... *untested*
>
> function combine(arr1[*]:string, arr2[*]:string \
> ,arr3[*]:string, arr4[*]:string )
> local N1, N2, N3, N4, NN, nStrt, nLast, big
> begin
> N1 = dimsizes(arr1)
> N2 = dimsizes(arr2)
> N3 = dimsizes(arr3)
> N4 = dimsizes(arr4)
> NN = N1 + N2 + N3 + N4
>
> big = new (NN,"string")
> nStrt= 0
> nLast= N1-1
> big(nStrt:nLast) = arr1
>
> nStrt = nLast+1
> nLast = nStrt+N2-1
> big(nStrt:nLast) = arr2
>
> nStrt = nLast+1
> nLast = nStrt+N3-1
> big(nStrt:nLast) = arr3
>
> nStrt = nLast+1
> nLast = nStrt+N4-1
> big(nStrt:nLast) = arr4
>
> return(big)
> end
>
> big_array = combine(arr1, arr2, arr3, arr4)
>
>
> Good Luck
>
> Joe Grim wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I know there has to be an easy way to do this, but I haven't been
>> able to find it after searching for a half hour on the NCL website.
>> I want to add the contents of 4 1D string arrays into a single array,
>> so that the final array holds all the strings from the 4 separate
>> arrays. I have tried the following, but none of these work:
>> big_array = arr1 + arr2 + arr3 + arr4
>> big_array = (arr1,arr2,arr3,arr4)
>> big_array = (/arr1,arr2,arr3,arr4/)
>>
>> Could you tell me how to do this?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Joe Grim
>>
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