Hey guys,

I have a question regarding arrays and matrices:

I would like to create a 2D matrix where the first column contains arrays and the second column contains integer values, e.g.

*Column 1* ----- *Column 2*

[“a” “b” “c”] -------- 1

[“d” “e” “f”] -------- 2

[“g” “h”] ------------ 4

[“i” “j” “k” “lm”] ---- 9

…

Unfortunately, when I try do this my array elements are “unpacked” and instead of storing the array as a whole, the individual elements are stored in the matrix.

For example:

`a = [["a" "b" "c"] 2]`

gives

```
1×4 Array{Any,2}:
"a" "b" "c" 2
```

instead of

```
1×2 Array{Any,2}:
["a" "b" "c"] 2
```

Now, I have found a workaround for this by saying

```
a = Any[0 2]
a[1] = ["a" "b" "c"]
```

But surely that cannot be the correct/clean way of doing that. So, how do I do this correctly?

PS: This is my first question ever, if I posted in the wrong category or something else please tell me how do it correctly. Thanks.