PYTHON is_array

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Python replacement for PHP's is_array [ edit | history ]
isinstance()

Example:
is_array = lambda var: isinstance(var, (list, tuple))

>>> range(5)
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
>>> is_array(range(5))
True
>>> tuple(range(5))
(0, 1, 2, 3, 4)
>>> is_array(tuple(range(5)))
True

PHP is_array

PHP original manual for is_array [ show | php.net ]

is_array

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

is_arrayFinds whether a variable is an array

Description

bool is_array ( mixed $var )

Finds whether the given variable is an array.

Parameters

var

The variable being evaluated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE if var is an array, FALSE otherwise.

Examples

Example #1 Check that variable is an array

<?php
$yes 
= array('this''is''an array');

echo 
is_array($yes) ? 'Array' 'not an Array';
echo 
"\n";

$no 'this is a string';

echo 
is_array($no) ? 'Array' 'not an Array';
?>

The above example will output:

Array
not an Array

See Also

  • is_float() - Finds whether the type of a variable is float
  • is_int() - Find whether the type of a variable is integer
  • is_string() - Find whether the type of a variable is string
  • is_object() - Finds whether a variable is an object