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[ y Same

Rank Infinity -- operates on x and y as a whole -- WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?



Returns noun y unchanged: [y is equivalent to y.

   z=: i.6          NB. try any noun here
   assert z -: [z

NOTE: Same (] y) is equivalent to ([ y)


Common uses

See Same (]), which is conventionally the one used in this role.


Related Primitives

Same (] y)


Use These Combinations

Combinations using [ y that have exceptionally good performance include:

What it does Type;

Precisions;
Ranks

Syntax Variants;

Restrictions

Benefits;

Bug Warnings

Extract substring/subarray table or list x ];.0 y or [;.0 avoids creating indexes
Reshape infixes x ]\ y [ , in place of ]


x [ y Left

Rank Infinity -- operates on x and y as a whole -- WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?



Returns the (noun) value of x

   x=: 3
   y=: 5
   x [ y
3
   assert x -: x [ y   NB. try with any 2 nouns as x and y

Common uses

1. Separate two assignments on the same line

The right-hand phrase must evaluate to a noun, to represent a valid y for use in (x [ y).

   p=: 3 [ q=: 5

2. In a dyadic tacit verb: bring in the value of argument x

   13 : 'x+(x-y)*y'
[ + - * ]

3. In a dyadic tacit verb: use u@[ to execute u on the x argument to a verb

   3 (< , <) 'a'       NB. No good: the , are executed as dyads
|domain error
   3 (<@[ , <@]) 'a'   NB. Execute as monads on the appropriate argument
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|3|a|
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Related Primitives

Right (x ] y)


Use These Combinations

Combinations using [ y that have exceptionally good performance include:

What it does Type;

Precisions;
Ranks

Syntax Variants;

Restrictions

Benefits;

Bug Warnings

Extract substring/subarray table or list x ];.0 y or [;.0 avoids creating indexes
Fetch from multiple index lists (each row of x is one index list into y) x (<"1@[ { ]) y avoids boxing x