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Fortran Wiki

shape

## Description

Determines the shape of an array.

## Standard

Fortran 95 and later; with `kind`

argument Fortran 2003 and later

## Class

Inquiry function

## Syntax

`result = shape(source[, kind])`

## Arguments

`source`

- Shall be an array or scalar of any type. If `source`

is a pointer it must be associated and allocatable arrays must be allocated.
`kind`

- (Optional) An `integer`

initialization expression indicating the kind parameter of the result.

## Return value

An `integer`

array of rank one with as many elements as `source`

has dimensions. The elements of the resulting array correspond to the extend of `source`

along the respective dimensions. If `source`

is a scalar, the result is the rank one array of size zero. If `kind`

is absent, the return value has the default integer kind otherwise the specified kind.

## Example

```
program test_shape
integer, dimension(-1:1, -1:2) :: a
write(*,*) shape(a)
write(*,*) size(shape(42))
end program
```

## See also

reshape, size

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