The last index is exclusive:
[a:b] means a <= index < b.

On Jul 8, 2017 10:20 AM, <paul.carrico@free.fr> wrote:

Hi

Once again I need your help to understand one topic concerning slicing topic, or in other word I do not understand how it works in that particular (but common) case; I’m trying to reassign the 4 first values in an array:

• If I use [:3] I’m expecting to have 4 values (index 0 to 3 included)
• Ditto with [0:3]
• If I use [3:] I have 2 values as expected (indexes 3 and 4)

Both code and results are presented here after, so this way of thinking worked so far in other calculations, and it fails here?

Thanks

Paul

ps : extraction from the doc (https://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy/reference/arrays.indexing.html)

[... all indices are zero-based ...]

Code:

x = np.random.rand(5); print("x = ",x);

## test 1

print("partials =\n %s \nor %s \nor %s" %( x[:3], x[0:3], x[3:]) )

print("x : ",x); print("x : ",x); print("x : ",x); print("x : ",x)

## test 2

y = np.ones(4); print("y = ",y)

x[0:4] = y

print("x final = ",x)

Provide:

x =  [ 0.39921271  0.07097531  0.37044695  0.28078163  0.11590451]

partials =

[ 0.39921271  0.07097531  0.37044695]

or [ 0.39921271  0.07097531  0.37044695]

or [ 0.28078163  0.11590451]

x :  0.39921271184

x :  0.0709753133926

x :  0.370446946245

x :  0.280781629

y =  [ 1.  1.  1.  1.]

x final =  [ 1.          1.          1.          1.          0.11590451]

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