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Re: Dereferencing a Pointer Array

Art Burden wrote:

> I can't figure out a way to dereference the pointers to all 12 pixel
> values from a given coordinate in one step.  

As you can imagine, it would be a sordid business indeed if you could
dereference entire pointer arrays all at once:



hmm.. what would we do with that?  Since pointers can point to anything,
pointer arrays don't necessarily point to similarly dimensioned blocks
of data, or even similarly typed:


If you really know you will have N images of the same size, you can have
your cake and eat it too.  Instead of storing them as a pointer array,
store them in a single pointer as an image cube:


now you can easily get the mean along the "depth" of the cube:


This will be much faster than separately dereferencing/adding a long
list of pointed-to arrays.  It is less flexible though (what if you
wanted to remove an array from the middle of the list?).