Crate grid

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Two Dimensional Grid

Continuous growable 2D data structure. The purpose of this crate is to provide an universal data structure that is faster, uses less memory, and is easier to use than a naive Vec<Vec<T>> solution.

Similar to C-like arrays grid uses a flat 1D Vec<T> data structure to have a continuous memory data layout. See also this explanation of why you should probably use a one-dimensional array approach.

Note that this crate uses a row-major memory layout. Therefore, grid.push_row() is way faster then the grid.push_col() operation.

This crate will always provide a 2D data structure. If you need three or more dimensions take a look at the ndarray library. The grid create is a container for all kind of data. If you need to perform matrix operations, you are better of with a linear algebra lib, such as cgmath or nalgebra. No other dependencies except for the std lib are used. Most of the functions std::Vec<T> offer are also implemented in grid and slightly modified for a 2D data object.


use grid::*;
let mut grid = grid![[1,2,3]
assert_eq!(grid, Grid::from_vec(vec![1,2,3,4,5,6],3));
assert_eq!(grid.get(0,2), Some(&3));
assert_eq!(grid[1][1], 5);
assert_eq!(grid.size(), (2,3));
assert_eq!(grid, grid![[1,2,3][4,5,6][7,8,9]])


  • Init a grid with values.