[Tutor] What exactly is [::-1]?
cuell
cuell at math.usask.ca
Thu Jul 26 05:32:20 CEST 2007
In order to reverse the order of an array, I discovered that I'm
supposed to use [::-1].
>>> a = array([1., 2., 3.])
>>> a
array([ 1., 2., 3.])
>>> a[::-1]
array([ 3., 2., 1.])
>>>
I would like to know what exactly the index notation of [::-1] is, where
it comes from and if there are other variants.
Thank you for your help. I lurk about on this list and have learned a
fair bit.
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Charles Cuell
cuell at math.usask.ca
http://math.usask.ca/~cuell
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