I'm not sure exactly how to title this question but here goes:

I am writing a program where I have the object "eff" which is a 2 dimensional array (eff[ar,fl) where ar is area and fl is fleet. Currently there are 3 areas and 2 fleets.

In order to run the simulator I need to force these 2 dimensions into an object called "effort" which is a 6 dimensional array (effort[,yr,,,ar,fl]). I want the area and fleet dimensions from eff to be copied into the corresponding dimensions of effort.

Currently I am using a for() loop:

```
eff<-array(init.eff, dim=c(NAREAS,NFLEETS))
for( fl in flt )
for( ar in area) effort[,yr,,,ar,fl] <<- eff[ar,fl]
```

I can't seem to find out how to do this without using the for() loop. It seems like this should be an elementary operation in R programming but I have been struggling.

Thanks!