[Numpy-discussion] differencing numarray arrays.

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Tue Jul 13 13:01:04 CDT 2004


Mike Zingale wrote:

> Hi, I am trying to efficiently compute a difference of two 2-d flux
> arrays, as arises quite commonly in finite-difference/finite-volume
> methods.  Ex:
> 
> a = arange(64)
> a.shape = (8,8)
> 
> I want to do create a new array, b, of shape such that
> 
> b[i,j] = a[i,j] - a[i-1,j]
> 
> for 1 <= i < 8
>     0 <= i < 8

Try
b = a[1:] - a[:-1]

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