How to split a array

hey everyone i want to split the array.This is the out put when i
print array "Khamar Md,2 hrs: 5 min,Accounts,Gandhinagar" and i wanna
split them and i want to print them in different columns in a table.
<%x=Array.new%>
    <%x=@late_commers.split(",")%>
<% x.each do |late_commer| %>
<td><%= late_commer.at(0) %></td>
<%end%>

when i use the about code i get Khamar Md,2 hrs: 5
min,Accounts,Gandhinagar in one column only . i want them in different
columns like
Name | Time | Dept | Loc

This works for me. No need to declare x as Array.new.. that's going
to happen when you assign it the value of late_commers.split

Why the late_commer.at(0) if late_commer is the value of an individual
string? Are you sure that late_commers is a string to begin with?

irb(main):001:0> x = "This, is, a, test"
=> "This, is, a, test"
irb(main):002:0> y = x.split(",")
=> ["This", " is", " a", " test"]
irb(main):003:0> y.each do |z|
irb(main):004:1* puts z
irb(main):005:1> end
This
is
a
test
=> ["This", " is", " a", " test"]
irb(main):006:0>

honey ruby, c'mon.. Did you know about such things like controllers?
Passing whole work with arrays in views it's a bad idea.

# app/controllers/my_controller.rb
class MyController < ApplicationController
   def commers
     @late_commers = "Khamar Md,2 hrs: 5
min,Accounts,Gandhinagar".split(",")
   end
end

# app/views/my/commers.html.erb
..
<table>
..
<% @late_commers.each do |late_commer| %>
   <td><%= late_commer %></td>
<%end%>
..
</table>
..

No need to declare x as Array.new.

You're right. There is no need to declare it case split returning an
array.

Why the late_commer.at(0) if late_commer is the value of an individual
string? Are you sure that late_commers is a string to begin with?

Greg, +1
honey, you're trying to get each item(that is a string object in this
case) from array.
And it doesn't have such method like 'at'