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<?php $master_array = array(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6); // array of each column $meta_array = array(array(), array()); // pattern array $pattern_array = array(1, 2, 2, 1); foreach ($master_array as $i => $element) { $meta_array[$pattern_array[$i%count($pattern_array)] - 1][] = $element; } print_r($meta_array);
Output for 4.3.0 - 5.6.28, hhvm-3.10.0 - 3.12.0, 7.0.0 - 7.1.0
Array ( [0] => Array ( [0] => 1 [1] => 4 [2] => 5 ) [1] => Array ( [0] => 2 [1] => 3 [2] => 6 ) )