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Source code: 5pl.php Module: H106
<title>Displaying an array in a number of columns</title>

= array("ann","brenda","charles","david",

$columns 5;

for (
$p=0$p<count($say); $p++) {

// Start of table or line?
if ($p==0) { // Start of table
print "<table border=1><tr>";
        } elseif (
$p%$columns == 0) { // Start of row
print "<tr>";


// End of table or line?
if (($p+1)%$columns == 0) { // End of row
print "</tr>";
        if (
$p==count($say)-1) { // End of table
$empty $columns - (count($say)%$columns) ;
                if (
$empty != $columns) {
"<td colspan=$empty>&nbsp;</td>";
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