arange([start, ]stop, [step, ]dtype=None) = <numpy.ma.core._convert2ma object>¶
Return evenly spaced values within a given interval.
Values are generated within the half-open interval
[start, stop)(in other words, the interval including start but excluding stop). For integer arguments the function is equivalent to the Python built-in range function, but returns an ndarray rather than a list.
When using a non-integer step, such as 0.1, the results will often not be consistent. It is better to use
numpy.linspacefor these cases.
- start : number, optional
Start of interval. The interval includes this value. The default start value is 0.
- stop : number
End of interval. The interval does not include this value, except in some cases where step is not an integer and floating point round-off affects the length of out.
- step : number, optional
Spacing between values. For any output out, this is the distance between two adjacent values,
out[i+1] - out[i]. The default step size is 1. If step is specified as a position argument, start must also be given.
- dtype : dtype
The type of the output array. If dtype is not given, infer the data type from the other input arguments.
- arange : ndarray
Array of evenly spaced values.
For floating point arguments, the length of the result is
ceil((stop - start)/step). Because of floating point overflow, this rule may result in the last element of out being greater than stop.
- Evenly spaced numbers with careful handling of endpoints.
- Arrays of evenly spaced numbers in N-dimensions.
- Grid-shaped arrays of evenly spaced numbers in N-dimensions.
>>> np.arange(3) array([0, 1, 2]) >>> np.arange(3.0) array([ 0., 1., 2.]) >>> np.arange(3,7) array([3, 4, 5, 6]) >>> np.arange(3,7,2) array([3, 5])