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# `⌽` Rotate

The numbers or letters in the right-hand argument are shifted by the number of places specified in the left-hand argument. The shift is to the left if the left- hand argument is a positive number and to the right if it's a negative number.

```             1 ⌽ 1 2 3 4 5 6         (Each number moves one place to
2 3 4 5 6 1                    the left. This displaces the first
number to the end of the line)
3 ⌽ 'ABCDEFGH'          (Each letter moves left 3 places.
DEFGHABC                       This displaces the first 3 letters
to the end of the line)
TABLE
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 0
3 ⌽TABLE                (The numbers in each row are moved
4 5 1 2 3                      3 places to the left. Equivalent to
9 0 6 7 8                      3⌽[2]TABLE)
¯2 ⌽'ABCDEFGH'          (The negative number means a shift
GHABCDEF                       to the right. All letters are
moved 2 places right)
```

Similar axis considerations apply to rotate. By default `⌽` applies to the last dimension (as in the example above. First axis rotate, `⊖,` applies by default to the first dimension, but otherwise behaves similarly.

Reverse and rotate can be used for selective specification.

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