Updated On : Jul-08,2020 Tags numpy, basics
Learning Numpy - Simple Tutorial For Beginners - NumPy - Array From Numerical Ranges Part 7

Learning Numpy - Simple Tutorial For Beginners - NumPy - Array From Numerical Ranges Part 7


This function returns an ndarray object containing evenly spaced values within a given range. The format of the function is as follows −

numpy.arange(start, stop, step, dtype)
Parameter Description
start The start of an interval. If omitted, defaults to 0
stop The end of an interval (not including this number)
step Spacing between values, default is 1
dtype Data type of resulting ndarray. If not given, data type of input is used

Example 1

In [1]:
import numpy as np
x = np.arange(5)
print (x)
[0 1 2 3 4]

Example 2

In [2]:
import numpy as np
# dtype set 
x = np.arange(5, dtype = float)
print (x)
[0. 1. 2. 3. 4.]

Example 3

In [3]:
# start and stop parameters set 
import numpy as np
x = np.arange(10,20,2)
print (x)
[10 12 14 16 18]


This function is similar to arange() function. In this function, instead of step size, the number of evenly spaced values between the interval is specified. The usage of this function is as follows −

numpy.linspace(start, stop, num, endpoint, retstep, dtype)
Parameter Description
start The starting value of the sequence
stop The end value of the sequence, included in the sequence if endpoint set to true
num The number of evenly spaced samples to be generated. Default is 50
endpoint True by default, hence the stop value is included in the sequence. If false, it is not included
retstep If true, returns samples and step between the consecutive numbers
dtype Data type of output ndarray

Example 1

In [4]:
import numpy as np
x = np.linspace(10,20,5)
print (x)
[10.  12.5 15.  17.5 20. ]

Example 2

In [5]:
# endpoint set to false 
import numpy as np
x = np.linspace(10,20, 5, endpoint = False)
print (x)
[10. 12. 14. 16. 18.]

Example 3

In [7]:
# find retstep value 
import numpy as np

x = np.linspace(1,2,5, retstep = True)
print (x)
# retstep here is 0.25
(array([1.  , 1.25, 1.5 , 1.75, 2.  ]), 0.25)


This function returns an ndarray object that contains the numbers that are evenly spaced on a log scale. Start and stop endpoints of the scale are indices of the base, usually 10.

numpy.logspace(start, stop, num, endpoint, base, dtype)

Following parameters determine the output of logspace function.

Parameter Description
start The starting point of the sequence is basestart
stop The final value of sequence is basestop
num The number of values between the range. Default is 50
endpoint If true, stop is the last value in the range
base Base of log space, default is 10
dtype Data type of output array. If not given, it depends upon other input arguments

Example 1

In [8]:
import numpy as np
# default base is 10 
a = np.logspace(1.0, 2.0, num = 10)
print (a)
[ 10.          12.91549665  16.68100537  21.5443469   27.82559402
  35.93813664  46.41588834  59.94842503  77.42636827 100.        ]

Example 2

In [9]:
# set base of log space to 2 
import numpy as np
a = np.logspace(1,10,num = 10, base = 2)
print (a)
[   2.    4.    8.   16.   32.   64.  128.  256.  512. 1024.]
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