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`array_branch()`

and `array_tree()`

enable arrays to be
used with purrr's functionals by turning them into lists. The
details of the coercion are controlled by the `margin`

argument. `array_tree()`

creates an hierarchical list (a tree)
that has as many levels as dimensions specified in `margin`

,
while `array_branch()`

creates a flat list (by analogy, a
branch) along all mentioned dimensions.

array_branch(array, margin = NULL) array_tree(array, margin = NULL)

`array` |
An array to coerce into a list. |

`margin` |
A numeric vector indicating the positions of the
indices to be to be enlisted. If |

When no margin is specified, all dimensions are used by
default. When `margin`

is a numeric vector of length zero, the
whole array is wrapped in a list.

# We create an array with 3 dimensions x <- array(1:12, c(2, 2, 3)) # A full margin for such an array would be the vector 1:3. This is # the default if you don't specify a margin # Creating a branch along the full margin is equivalent to # as.list(array) and produces a list of size length(x): array_branch(x) |> str() # A branch along the first dimension yields a list of length 2 # with each element containing a 2x3 array: array_branch(x, 1) |> str() # A branch along the first and third dimensions yields a list of # length 2x3 whose elements contain a vector of length 2: array_branch(x, c(1, 3)) |> str() # Creating a tree from the full margin creates a list of lists of # lists: array_tree(x) |> str() # The ordering and the depth of the tree are controlled by the # margin argument: array_tree(x, c(3, 1)) |> str()

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