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Python slice() Function

❮ Built-in Functions


Example

Create a tuple and a slice object. Use the slice object to get only the two first items of the tuple:

a = ("a", "b", "c", "d", "e", "f", "g", "h")
x = slice(2)
print(a[x])
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Definition and Usage

The slice() function returns a slice object.

A slice object is used to specify how to slice a sequence. You can specify where to start the slicing, and where to end. You can also specify the step, which allows you to e.g. slice only every other item.


Syntax

slice(start, end, step)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
start Optional. An integer number specifying at which position to start the slicing. Default is 0
end An integer number specifying at which position to end the slicing
step Optional. An integer number specifying the step of the slicing. Default is 1

More Examples

Example

Create a tuple and a slice object. Start the slice object at position 3, and slice to position 5, and return the result:

a = ("a", "b", "c", "d", "e", "f", "g", "h")
x = slice(3, 5)
print(a[x])
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Example

Create a tuple and a slice object. Use the step parameter to return every third item:

a = ("a", "b", "c", "d", "e", "f", "g", "h")
x = slice(0, 8, 3)
print(a[x])
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❮ Built-in Functions