PHP Array Exercises : Generate an array with a range taken from a string

PHP Array: Exercise-29 with Solution

Write a PHP program to generate an array with a range taken from a string.

Sample Solution:

PHP Code:

// Define a function called string_range that takes a string as input
function string_range($str1) 
  // Use a regular expression to match number ranges in the input string
  preg_match_all("/([0-9]{1,2})-?([0-9]{0,2}) ?,?;?/", $str1, $a);
  // Initialize an empty array to store the numeric range
  $x = array ();

  // Iterate through the matched ranges and merge them into a single array
  foreach ($a[1] as $k => $v) 
    // Merge the current range into the result array using the range function
    $x  = array_merge ($x, range ($v, (empty($a[2][$k])?$v:$a[2][$k])));

  // Return the final array representing the numeric range
  return ($x);

// Test the function with a sample string and print the result
$test_string = '1-2 18-20 9-11';



    [0] => 1                                                
    [1] => 2                                                
    [2] => 18                                               
    [3] => 19                                               
    [4] => 20                                               
    [5] => 9                                                
    [6] => 10                                               
    [7] => 11                                               


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