29 Numerics library [numerics]

29.7 Numeric arrays [numarray]

29.7.4 Class slice [class.slice] Class slice overview [class.slice.overview]

namespace std {
  class slice {
    slice(size_t, size_t, size_t);

    size_t start() const;
    size_t size() const;
    size_t stride() const;
The slice class represents a BLAS-like slice from an array.
Such a slice is specified by a starting index, a length, and a stride.280
BLAS stands for Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms. C++ programs may instantiate this class.
See, for example, Dongarra, Du Croz, Duff, and Hammerling: A set of Level 3 Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms; Technical Report MCS-P1-0888, Argonne National Laboratory (USA), Mathematics and Computer Science Division, August, 1988. slice constructors [cons.slice]

slice(); slice(size_t start, size_t length, size_t stride); slice(const slice&);
The default constructor is equivalent to slice(0, 0, 0).
A default constructor is provided only to permit the declaration of arrays of slices.
The constructor with arguments for a slice takes a start, length, and stride parameter.
slice(3, 8, 2) constructs a slice which selects elements 3, 5, 7, .
17 from an array.
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] slice access functions [slice.access]

size_t start() const; size_t size() const; size_t stride() const;
Returns: The start, length, or stride specified by a slice object.
Complexity: Constant time.