# [Numpy-discussion] Slices from an index list

Wed Apr 11 08:15:04 CDT 2012

```On 11/04/2012 13:42, Warren Weckesser wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 4:28 AM, Mads Ipsen <madsipsen@gmail.com
>
>     Hi,
>
>     Suppose a have an array of indices, say
>
>       indices = [0,1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10,12,13,14]
>
>     Then the following slices
>
>       a = slice(0,4)
>       b = slice(4,5)
>       c = slice(5,9)
>       d = slice(9,12)
>
>     provide information about all the consecutive parts of the index
>     list. Given the list of indices, is there some nifty numpy
>     function that can generate the above slices for me (or their start
>     and stop values)?
>
>
> Here's one way you could do it:
>
> In [43]: indices = [0,1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10,12,13,14]
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> In [44]: jumps = where(diff(indices) != 1)[0] + 1
>
> In [45]: starts = hstack((0, jumps))
>
> In [46]: ends = hstack((jumps, len(indices)))
>
> In [47]: slices = [slice(start, end) for start, end in zip(starts, ends)]
>
> In [48]: slices
> Out[48]: [slice(0, 4, None), slice(4, 5, None), slice(5, 9, None),
> slice(9, 12, None)]
>
>
> Warren
>
>
>
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