There are many array functions that don't need to depend on the dimensionality of the array - for example most of those in the "Probability & Statistics" menu (Mean, Median, Std Deviation etc) and some in the Signal Operation (like Scale, Normalize). But if I want to use one on a 3D array, I must first make a copy by reshaping to a 1D array, which can be very memory-expensive. I'd like a node on the "In Place Element Structure" which accepts an array of any dimension, and makes the data available as a 1D array of that type.
I've suggested a similar idea before here, but perhaps I made it too complicated to receive any comments! I keep running into this problem, so lets try again.