[Numpy-discussion] extension to xrange for numpy

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Sun Apr 2 11:23:04 CDT 2006


On Sun, 2 Apr 2006, Gary Ruben wrote:

> A few rough thoughts:

[... useful stuff snipped ... ]

> On the other hand your idea would potentially make some code a lot
> easier to understand, so I'm not against it and if it was picked up, I'd
> propose "t" or "w" for the 4th dimension. It might help to post some
> code that you think might benefit from your idea.

Hope you don't jump at me, but I would like to
wait until April 1st next year then ...
((hmm, maybe my post contained too much of a possible truth
to be considered as an April fools joke -
yrange and zrange have been a running gag in our group for
a while now - strange German humor ...;-))

Anyway, I hope I did not waste too much of your time ...

Best, Arnd

> Gary R.
> Arnd Baecker wrote:
> > Dear numpy enthusiasts,
> >
> > one python command which is extremely useful in 1D situations
> > is `xrange`. However, for higher dimensional
> > settings we strongly lack the commands `yrange` and `zrange`.
> > These could be shorthands for the corresponding
> > constructs with `:,NewAxis` added.
> >
> > Any comments, suggestion and even implementations are very welcome,
> >
> > Arnd
> >
> > P.S.: What I am not sure about is the right command for
> > the 4-dimensional case - which letter should be used after the "z"?
> > (it seems that "a" would be a very natural choice...)

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