[Numpy-discussion] use slicing as argument values?
Chao YUE
chaoyuejoy@gmail....
Thu Jul 12 15:46:39 CDT 2012
Hi Ben,
it helps a lot. I am nearly finishing a function in a way I think pythonic.
Just one more question, I have:
In [24]: b=np.arange(1,11)
In [25]: b
Out[25]: array([ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10])
In [26]: b[slice(1)]
Out[26]: array([1])
In [27]: b[slice(4)]
Out[27]: array([1, 2, 3, 4])
In [28]: b[slice(None,4)]
Out[28]: array([1, 2, 3, 4])
so slice(4) is actually slice(None,4), how can I exactly want retrieve a[4]
using slice object?
thanks again!
Chao
2012/7/12 Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu>
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Chao YUE <chaoyuejoy@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I want to create a function and I would like one of the arguments of the
>> function to determine what slicing of numpy array I want to use.
>> a simple example:
>>
>> a=np.arange(100).reshape(10,10)
>>
>> suppose I want to have a imaging function to show image of part of this
>> data:
>>
>> def show_part_of_data(m,n):
>> plt.imshow(a[m,n])
>>
>> like I can give m=3:5, n=2:7, when I call function
>> show_part_of_data(3:5,2:7), this means I try to do plt.imshow(a[3:5,2:7]).
>> the above example doesn't work in reality. but it illustrates something
>> similar that I desire, that is, I can specify what slicing of
>> number array I want by giving values to function arguments.
>>
>> thanks a lot,
>>
>> Chao
>>
>>
>
> What you want to do is create slice objects.
>
> a[3:5]
>
> is equivalent to
>
> sl = slice(3, 5)
> a[sl]
>
>
> and
>
> a[3:5, 5:14]
>
> is equivalent to
>
> sl = (slice(3, 5), slice(5, 14))
> a[sl]
>
> Furthermore, notation such as "::-1" is equivalent to slice(None, None, -1)
>
> I hope this helps!
> Ben Root
>
>
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