[Python-ideas] slice to get more complex slices
toddrjen at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 15:03:42 EDT 2018
For basic slices, the normal "slice(start, stop, step)" syntax works well.
But it becomes much more verbose to create more complicated slices that you
want to re-use for multiple multidimensional data structures, like numpy,
pandas, xarray, etc.
One idea I had was to allow creating slices by using indexing on the slice
class. So for example:
x = slice[5:1:-1, 10:20:2, 5:end]
Would be equivalent to:
x = (slice(5, 1, -1), slice(10, 20, 2), slice(5, None))
Note that this wouldn't be done on a slice instance, it would be done on
the slice class. The basic idea is that it would simply return whatever is
given to __getitem__.
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