How to create 2d fixed-size array in Swift

Recently I am doing some code tests and found that fixed-size array creation is not as simple in Swift compare to other languages, i.e.

// In C++

int array1[64];    // 1-dimension array size 64
int array2[64][64] // 2-dimension array size 64x64

After a bit digging, the way to do it in swift:

// in Swift:

var array1 = [Int?](repeating: nil, count: 64) // 1 dimension array

var array2 = [[Int?]](
 repeating: [Int?](repeating: nil, count: 64)
 count: 64
) // 2-dimension array size 64x64

// Access it just like normal

array2[4][2] = 42
print(array2[4][2]) // output: 42

So a 3d array would be:

// in C++

int array3[3][3][3];

// in Swift !!!!!!

var array3 = 
  repeating: [[Int?]](
    repeating: [Int?](
      repeating: nil,
      count: 3),
  count: 3),
count: 3)

Now you know how, you can try 7-dimension, happy coding 🍳

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