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SHAPE

Platform

x64, Win32, .NET

Purpose

To get the shape of an array or a scalar.

Class

Inquiry function.

Syntax

INTEGER FUNCTION SHAPE(SOURCE)

Description

SOURCE is an array or scalar of any type.

Return value

The result is a one-dimensional integer array whose size is equal to the rank of SOURCE and whose values represent the shape of SOURCE (the extent of each dimension in turn).

Example

If A has dimension (2:5, -2:5) then SHAPE(A) gives (/ 4, 8 /). If B is a scalar then SHAPE(B) has rank one and zero size.

 

 

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