[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #293: Add a roll function (or shift or rotate)

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#293: Add a roll function (or shift or rotate)
 Reporter:  baxissimo    |       Owner:  somebody   
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new        
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  1.0 Release
Component:  Other        |     Version:             
 Severity:  normal       |    Keywords:             
 Roll/shift/rotate is a function commonly available in other array
 languages.  Numpy should have it too.  Especially now that there's a

 Here's an implementation that i've spent a little time tweaking and timing
 various variations on.

 def roll(y,shift,axis):
    """Roll the elements in the array by 'shift' positions along the given
    from numpy import asanyarray,concatenate,arange
    y = asanyarray(y)
    n = y.shape[axis]
    shift %= n # does the right thing for negative shifts, too
    return y.take(concatenate((arange(shift,n),arange(shift))), axis)

 This would be a good candidate for shape_base.py, probably.

 Having this as a function also opens the door for a possibly faster
 version implemented directly in C at some point in the future.

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/293>
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