**Packages**- array

Constructs an immutable array from a list of associations. Unlike array, the same index is allowed to occur multiple times in the list of associations; an *accumulating function* is used to combine the values of elements with the same index.
For example, given a list of values of some index type, hist produces a histogram of the number of occurrences of each index within a specified range:
> hist :: (Ix a, Num b) => (a,a) -> [a] -> Array a b
> hist bnds is = accumArray (+) 0 bnds [(i, 1) | i\<-is, inRange bnds i]

The accumArray function deals with repeated indices in the association list using an *accumulating function* which combines the values of associations with the same index. For example, given a list of values of some index type, hist produces a histogram of the number of occurrences of each index within a specified range:
> hist :: (Ix a, Num b) => (a,a) -> [a] -> Array a b
> hist bnds is = accumArray (+) 0 bnds [(i, 1) | i<-is, inRange bnds i]
If the accumulating function is strict, then accumArray is strict in the values, as well as the indices, in the association list. Thus, unlike ordinary arrays built with array, accumulated arrays should not in general be recursive.