Ruby | Array class first() function

first() is a Array class method which returns the first element of the array or the first ‘n’ elements from the array.

Syntax: Array.first()

Parameter: Array
n – no. of elements



Return: first element of the array or the first ‘n’ elements from the array

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# Ruby code for first() method
  
# declaring array
a = [18, 22, 33, nil, 5, 6]
  
# declaring array
b = [1, 4, 1, 1, 88, 9]
  
# declaring array
c = [18, 22, nil, nil, 50, 6]
  
# first
puts "first : #{a.first(5)}\n\n"
  
# first
puts "first : #{b.first(4)}\n\n"
  
# first
puts "first : #{c.first()}\n\n"

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Output :

first : [18, 22, 33, nil, 5]

first : [1, 4, 1, 1]

first : 18

Example #2 :

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# Ruby code for first() method
  
# declaring array
a = ["abc", "nil", "dog"]
  
# declaring array
b = ["cow", nil, "dog"]
  
# declaring array
c = ["cat", nil, nil]
  
# first
puts "first : #{a.first(5)}\n\n"
  
# first
puts "first : #{b.first(4)}\n\n"
  
# first
puts "first : #{c.first()}\n\n"

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Output :

first : ["abc", "nil", "dog"]

first : ["cow", nil, "dog"]

first : cat




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