I suspect that the reason no one has responded is that your question is cast in terms of spreadsheets, which are a bit hard to grok when you’re used to traditional programming languages. So I dusted off my copy of Numbers and looked up the
VLOOKUPfunction. It seems to be equivalent to Swift’s array subscripting. For example:
let sheet: [[Int]] = [ [1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9], ] let row = 1 let column = 2 print(sheet[row][column]) // prints “6”
If you read the documentation on arrays and subscripts, that might put you on the right path.
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Thank you, I'll be sure to check out the documentation. Now, again, I'm new to Swift, so forget the silly questions, but can you generate array numbers based upon other array inputs?
Basically, I want to have people input 3 numbers (which will be a part of the arrays), and have the rest of the array numbers generate in a certain manner from there. For example, if I want the user to input row 1, column 1, and from there, it would make, say, row 2, column 1 two more, and row 2, column 2 one more, could I do something like that?
I assume I can.
Additionally, how does the array formatting go?
Why would row 1, column 2 be 6? Are columns horizontal, and rows vertical here? Also, is there a 3-number limit per row of code? If I add a 4th number to each row, it still returns 6.
SO confused regarding the order. It makes zero sense why the rows/columns aren't logically ordered.
If you look at Quinn's example:
let sheet: [[Int]] = [ [1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9], ]
and compare it to a spreadsheet, it would look like this:
A B C 1 1 2 3 2 4 5 6 3 7 8 9
If we add a 4th number to each row, the spreadsheet would look like this:
A B C D 1 1 2 3 95 2 4 5 6 96 3 7 8 9 97
which would correspond to:
let sheet: [[Int]] = [ [1, 2, 3, 95], [4, 5, 6, 96], [7, 8, 9, 97], ]
Columns are vertical, but there are no "real columns" as in a spreadsheet. Instead, every row "contains" all numbers in the row. It is still easy to get a certain cell (or element, as we call it), since you first get the row you want and then get the column you want from that.
There is no limit per row of code, but the second column of the first row will always be the same, even if you add numbers at the end of the row.
One thing to remember is that in Swift (and most programming languages), rows and columns start on 0, while they start on 1 in most spreadsheets. Is this what confuses you?
No, the one thing I know is it starts at zero. I started the route at zero, I think I forgot to start at zero for the columns, though. I'll have to try when I have a computer near me tonight! I just wanted to make sure there was no limit, as I wanted 11 columns and 9 rows.