A nicer way to build up index tuples for arrays.
Use one of the two predefined instances index_exp or s_ rather than directly using IndexExpression.
For any index combination, including slicing and axis insertion, a[indices] is the same as a[np.index_exp[indices]] for any array a. However, np.index_exp[indices] can be used anywhere in Python code and returns a tuple of slice objects that can be used in the construction of complex index expressions.
maketuple : bool
You can do all this with slice() plus a few special objects, but there’s a lot to remember and this version is simpler because it uses the standard array indexing syntax.
>>> np.s_[2::2] slice(2, None, 2) >>> np.index_exp[2::2] (slice(2, None, 2),)
>>> np.array([0, 1, 2, 3, 4])[np.s_[2::2]] array([2, 4])