there was a solution posted a couple days ago using #map.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sebastian Ruhs [mailto:RembrandtAkaDodger / gmx.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 12:14 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: 8x8 matrix
> 
> 
> Is there an easier way to create a 8x8 matrix then: 
> a=Array.new
> 0.upto(7) {|i| a[i]=Array.new(8,0)}  ?