[Numpy-discussion] array slicing question
Gary Ruben
gruben at bigpond.net.au
Sun Apr 3 06:32:09 CDT 2005
This may be relevant to Numeric 3, but is possibly just a general
question about array slicing which will either reveal a deficiency in
specifying slices or in my knowledge of slicing with numpy.
A while ago I was trying to reimplement some Matlab image processing
code in Numeric and revealed a deficiency in the way slices are defined.
Suppose I have an n x m array and want to slice off the first and last p
rows and columns where p can range from 0 to some number. Matlab
provides a clean way of doing this, but in numpy it's a bit of a mess.
You might think you could do
>>> p=1
>>> b = a[p:-p]
but if p=0, this fails.
My final solution involved getting the array shape and explicitly
calculating start and stop columns, but is there a better way?
Gary R.
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