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##### 5.6.3.3 Accessing and Modifying Vector Contents

`vector-length` and `vector-ref` return information about a given vector, respectively its size and the elements that are contained in the vector.

— Scheme Procedure: vector-length vector
— C Function: scm_vector_length vector

Return the number of elements in vector as an exact integer.

— C Function: size_t scm_c_vector_length (SCM v)

Return the number of elements in vector as a `size_t`.

— Scheme Procedure: vector-ref vector k
— C Function: scm_vector_ref vector k

Return the contents of position k of vector. k must be a valid index of vector.

```          (vector-ref '#(1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21) 5) ⇒ 8
(vector-ref '#(1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21)
(let ((i (round (* 2 (acos -1)))))
(if (inexact? i)
(inexact->exact i)
i))) ⇒ 13
```
— C Function: SCM scm_c_vector_ref (SCM v, size_t k)

Return the contents of position k (a `size_t`) of vector.

A vector created by one of the dynamic vector constructor procedures (see Vector Creation) can be modified using the following procedures.

NOTE: According to R5RS, it is an error to use any of these procedures on a literally read vector, because such vectors should be considered as constants. Currently, however, Guile does not detect this error.

— Scheme Procedure: vector-set! vector k obj
— C Function: scm_vector_set_x vector k obj

Store obj in position k of vector. k must be a valid index of vector. The value returned by ‘vector-set!’ is unspecified.

```          (let ((vec (vector 0 '(2 2 2 2) "Anna")))
(vector-set! vec 1 '("Sue" "Sue"))
vec) ⇒  #(0 ("Sue" "Sue") "Anna")
```
— C Function: void scm_c_vector_set_x (SCM v, size_t k, SCM obj)

Store obj in position k (a `size_t`) of v.

— Scheme Procedure: vector-fill! v fill
— C Function: scm_vector_fill_x (v, fill)

Store fill in every position of vector. The value returned by `vector-fill!` is unspecified.

— Scheme Procedure: vector-copy vec
— C Function: scm_vector_copy (vec)

Return a copy of vec.

— Scheme Procedure: vector-move-left! vec1 start1 end1 vec2 start2
— C Function: scm_vector_move_left_x (vec1, start1, end1, vec2, start2)

Copy elements from vec1, positions start1 to end1, to vec2 starting at position start2. start1 and start2 are inclusive indices; end1 is exclusive.

`vector-move-left!` copies elements in leftmost order. Therefore, in the case where vec1 and vec2 refer to the same vector, `vector-move-left!` is usually appropriate when start1 is greater than start2.

— Scheme Procedure: vector-move-right! vec1 start1 end1 vec2 start2
— C Function: scm_vector_move_right_x (vec1, start1, end1, vec2, start2)

Copy elements from vec1, positions start1 to end1, to vec2 starting at position start2. start1 and start2 are inclusive indices; end1 is exclusive.

`vector-move-right!` copies elements in rightmost order. Therefore, in the case where vec1 and vec2 refer to the same vector, `vector-move-right!` is usually appropriate when start1 is less than start2.