Array Oriented Language

CollectionOrientedProgramming languages that specializes in arrays.


J [JayLanguage], and before that APL [AplLanguage], are the best examples.

Fortran 90, a sadly neglected dialect. The language K [KayLanguage] is another member of this family.

Other examples are IDL (InteractiveDataLanguage) and MatLab - GeoffSobering

An MatLab example: A(abs(A - 5) <= eps) = 3; replaces all elements of value 5 with 3. This example makes use of LogicalIndexing", which is a language novelty.


For everything you ever wanted to know about APL's array-orientation but were afraid to ask, consult: http://csep1.phy.ornl.gov/pl/node15.html


See also: CollectionOrientedProgramming, TableOrientedProgramming


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