Numeric slicing, iteration prob.

Oren Tirosh oren-py-l at
Wed Aug 7 06:33:31 CEST 2002

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 01:48:45PM +0100, Duncan Smith wrote:
> Hello,
>          Does anyone know of a cuter way of iterating over an index rather
> than building strings and using eval()? (Example below.)  This will get more
> awkward when I need to do further slicing.  eg. depending on the results
> returned I might need to generate t[1,:,3], t[:,1,3] etc.

>>> class Explain:
...   def __getitem__(self, index): return index
>>> t=Explain()
>>> t[1,:,3]
(1, slice(None, None, None), 3)
>>> t[:,1,3]
(slice(None, None, None), 1, 3)

No need to eval() - generate the equivalent tuple and use it as index.


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