On social websites like Facebook and LinkedIn, people enter information into text boxes, such as their names, relationship statuses, and even regular updates to their friends (like, “Oh noes!! I just stepped on a bug, and I think I got bug poisoning!”). Programs that need to search or filter this data may use associative arrays to store the various parts of the text.

In addition to the indexed arrays you used in Chapter 15, Small Basic supports other types of arrays that can simplify many programming tasks. In this chapter, you’ll start by learning about associative arrays. Then you’ll learn about the Array ...

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