eavsteen eavsteen - 2 months ago 21
Python Question

Assign value to a slice of a numpy array

I want to get slices from a numpy array and assign them to a larger array.
The slices should be 64 long and should be taken out evenly from the source array.
I tried the following:

r = np.arange(0,magnitude.shape[0],step)
magnitudes[counter:counter+len(r),ch] = magnitude[r:r+64]


I get the following error when I tried the above code:

TypeError: only integer arrays with one element can be converted to an index


What is the most pythonic way to achieve the slicing?

Answer

magnitude[r:r+64] where r is an array is wrong. The variables in the slice must be scalars, magnitude[3:67], not magnitude[[1,2,3]:[5,6,7]].

If you want to collect multiple slices you have to do something like

In [345]: x=np.arange(10)
In [346]: [x[i:i+3] for i in range(4)]
Out[346]: [array([0, 1, 2]), array([1, 2, 3]), array([2, 3, 4]), array([3, 4, 5])]
In [347]: np.array([x[i:i+3] for i in range(4)])
Out[347]: 
array([[0, 1, 2],
       [1, 2, 3],
       [2, 3, 4],
       [3, 4, 5]])

Other SO questions have explored variations on this, trying to find the fastest, but it's hard to get around some sort loop or list comprehension.

I'd suggest working with this answer, and come back with a new question, and a small working example, if you think you need more speed.

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