[Numpy-discussion] Picking rows with the first (or last) occurrence of each key

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Tue Jul 5 02:50:13 EDT 2016

On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 1:03 AM, Juan Nunez-Iglesias <jni.soma at gmail.com>

> On 4 July 2016 at 7:27:47 PM, Skip Montanaro (skip.montanaro at gmail.com)
> wrote:
> Hashing it probably wouldn't work, too
> great a chance for collisions.
> If the string is ASCII, you can always interpret the bytes as part of an 8
> byte integer. Or, you can map unique values to consecutive integers.

np.nonzero(a[1] == a[:-1])   gives all changes independent of dtype. add or
remove a 1 to adjust which element is indexed.

(IIRC from a long time ago, arraysetops used/uses something like this.)


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