From: kaepora / mac.com [mailto:kaepora / mac.com] 
# Let's say I have: x=1234
# How can I convert that to the follow array: x=[1, 2, 3, 4]

irb is friendly, just play w it..

"1234".split(//)
#=> ["1", "2", "3", "4"]

your next task is to convert those into integers, then you're good to go..

kind regards -botp