While statements in ruby

Hi guys, I have a probably simple question. I dont know how to do
iteration loops in ruby that reference more than one item of an array or
more than one array. Here’s an example of what I would do in php. Can
anyone convert this to ruby? Thanks :slight_smile:

while ($i=0; $i < $response_table.length; $i += 2) {

$response_table[$i] $response_table[$i + 1]

}

or something like this would work too if i made an array for questions
and a separate one for answers

while ($i=0; $i < array_count; $i++) {

$question_table[$i] $answer_table[$i]

}

Mark Mr wrote:

Hi guys, I have a probably simple question. I dont know how to do
iteration loops in ruby that reference more than one item of an array or
more than one array. Here’s an example of what I would do in php. Can
anyone convert this to ruby? Thanks :slight_smile:

while ($i=0; $i < $response_table.length; $i += 2) {

$response_table[$i] $response_table[$i + 1]

}

or something like this would work too if i made an array for questions
and a separate one for answers

while ($i=0; $i < array_count; $i++) {

$question_table[$i] $answer_table[$i]

}

To make a similar loop to yours above you can use the times method.
Like:

response_table.size.times do |i|
response_table[i]
response_table[i+1]
end

question_table.size.times do |i|
question_table[i]
answer_table[i]
end

Mark Mr wrote:

Hi guys, I have a probably simple question. I dont know how to do
iteration loops in ruby that reference more than one item of an array or
more than one array. Here’s an example of what I would do in php. Can
anyone convert this to ruby? Thanks :slight_smile:

Many answers to your question are here:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby/browse_frm/thread/a1fd3829ff41e482

Suggest you stop using ruby-forum until it stops hiding the answers
being given.

Hm how did my question get there? I’m a little confused :stuck_out_tongue: Anyway thanks
to the first poster, that method worked great. I tried each_with_index
before i posted this and for some reason it was giving me strange
numbers instead of the corresponding values.

Mark Mr wrote:

Hm how did my question get there? I’m a little confused :stuck_out_tongue: Anyway thanks
to the first poster, that method worked great. I tried each_with_index
before i posted this and for some reason it was giving me strange
numbers instead of the corresponding values.

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On 11.12.2007 18:25, Mark Mr wrote:

}
I am amazed nobody mentioned each_slice: with “enumerator” you can do:

irb(main):006:0> (1…6).each_slice(2) {|a,b| print a,",",b,"\n"}
1,2
3,4
5,6
=> nil

or something like this would work too if i made an array for questions
and a separate one for answers

while ($i=0; $i < array_count; $i++) {

$question_table[$i] $answer_table[$i]

}

questions.size.times do |i|
puts questions[i], answers[i]
end

Kind regards

robert

oh ok well thanks for the tip. I tried replying via the google group
page but it didnt show up so I’ll post it here instead.

In response to this reply:

If you are really just working with two arrays that map one-to-one and
onto each other, why not use one array? An array of hashes perhaps.
Like:

q_and_as = [ {:question => ‘Is it blue?’, :answer => ‘Yes’},
{:question => ‘Is it round?’, :answer => ‘No’} ]

Then use Array’s each method:

q_and_as.each do |query|
puts “

#{query[:question]}”
puts “#{query[:answer]}”
end

HTH,
Chris

I wanted to do this too but I didnt know how in Ruby. How would I add to
an array like this using variables in a loop? If I knew that I could
make it alot easier. Thanks :slight_smile:

On Dec 11, 10:25 am, Mark Mr [email protected] wrote:

}


Posted viahttp://www.ruby-forum.com/.

If you are really just working with two arrays that map one-to-one and
onto each other, why not use one array? An array of hashes perhaps.
Like:

q_and_as = [ {:question => ‘Is it blue?’, :answer => ‘Yes’},
{:question => ‘Is it round?’, :answer => ‘No’} ]

Then use Array’s each method:

q_and_as.each do |query|
puts “

#{query[:question]}”
puts “#{query[:answer]}”
end

HTH,
Chris

On Dec 11, 10:25 am, Mark Mr [email protected] wrote:

while ($i=0; $i < $response_table.length; $i += 2) {

$response_table[$i] $response_table[$i + 1]

}

Oh, and some non-rubyish answers:

irb(main):019:0> i=0
irb(main):020:0> while i<a.length
irb(main):021:1> print a[i], a[i+1], “\n”
irb(main):022:1> i += 1
irb(main):023:1> end
ab
bc
cd
de
ef
fnil

irb(main):024:0> 0.step( a.length-1, 2 ){ |i|
irb(main):025:1* print a[i], a[i+1], “\n”
irb(main):026:1> }
ab
cd
ef

On Dec 11, 11:41 am, Chris S. [email protected] wrote:

$question_table[$i]

HTH,
Chris

Yeah I wanted to do this as well but didn’t know how in ruby :slight_smile: Could
you tell me how you’d add to an array like this using variables inside
a loop? Like if you didnt manually enter the values.

On Dec 11, 10:25 am, Mark Mr [email protected] wrote:

}

or something like this would work too if i made an array for questions
and a separate one for answers

irb(main):001:0> a = %w| a b c d e f |
=> [“a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, “e”, “f”]

irb(main):005:0> a.each_with_index{ |val, i|
irb(main):006:1* print val, a[i+1], “\n”
irb(main):007:1> }
ab
bc
cd
de
ef
fnil

irb(main):009:0> require ‘enumerator’
irb(main):011:0> a.each_cons(2){ |x,y|
irb(main):012:1* print x, y, “\n”
irb(main):013:1> }
ab
bc
cd
de
ef

irb(main):014:0> b = %w| 1 2 3 4 5 6 |
=> [“1”, “2”, “3”, “4”, “5”, “6”]

irb(main):015:0> a.zip(b)
=> [[“a”, “1”], [“b”, “2”], [“c”, “3”], [“d”, “4”], [“e”, “5”],
[“f”, “6”]]

irb(main):016:0> a.zip(b).each{ |alpha, num|
irb(main):017:1* print alpha, num, “\n”
irb(main):018:1> }
a1
b2
c3
d4
e5
f6

On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 23:00:52 +0100, Robert K. wrote:

}

I am amazed nobody mentioned each_slice: with “enumerator” you can do:

irb(main):006:0> (1…6).each_slice(2) {|a,b| print a,",",b,"\n"} 1,2
3,4
5,6
=> nil

Because someone did mention #each_cons
In reality, you’re right and they (and most other people, myself
included) didn’t read closely enough to see that the loop does
i+=2, not i+=1.

–Ken

On Dec 13, 8:21 am, Ken B. [email protected] wrote:

On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 23:00:52 +0100, Robert K. wrote:

I am amazed nobody mentioned each_slice: with “enumerator” you can do:
[…]
Because someone did mention #each_cons
In reality, you’re right and they (and most other people, myself
included) didn’t read closely enough to see that the loop does
i+=2, not i+=1.

Exactly why I didn’t mention it. :slight_smile: Glad Robert was there to pick up
the slack.

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