[Numpy-discussion] oblique text

Alexandre Leray newsletters@alexandreleray....
Wed Oct 5 05:29:08 CDT 2011


Thanks Pauli,

exactly what I wanted!

On 04/10/2011 22:22, Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> 04.10.2011 21:10, Alexandre Leray kirjoitti:
> [clip]
>> But it is not very flexible. For instance, I'd like to control the "line
>> spacing" (by adding extra spaces in between letters since it isn't real
>> lines). I just found numpy and I have the intuition that it could do the
>> job since it deals with matrices.
>>
>> Am I right? If so how would you do such a thing?
>
> import numpy as np
>
> def make_oblique(words):
>       n = max(2*len(word) for word in words) + len(words)
>       canvas = np.zeros((n, n), dtype='S1')
>       canvas[...] = ' ' # ye mighty FORTRAN, we beseech thee
>
>       for j, word in enumerate(words):
>           i = np.arange(len(word))
>           canvas[i+j, 2*i] = list(word)
>
>       canvas[:,-1] = '\n'
>       return canvas.tostring().rstrip()
>



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