# EllipsisNotation.jl

This implements the notation `..`

for indexing arrays. It's similar to the Python
`...`

in that it means "all of the columns before (or after)".

# Installation

```
Pkg.add("EllipsisNotation")
using EllipsisNotation
```

# Example Usage

```
julia> A = Array{Int}(undef,2,4,2)
julia> A[..,1] = [2 1 4 5
2 2 3 6]
julia> A[..,2] = [3 2 6 5
3 2 6 6]
julia> A[:,:,1] == [2 1 4 5
2 2 3 6]
true
julia> A[1,..] = reshape([3 4
5 6
4 5
6 7],1,4,2) # drops singleton dimension
julia> B = [3 4
5 6
4 5
6 7]
julia> B == reshape(A[1,..],4,2)
true
julia> A[..,1,2] # Can do as many integers as you want on the end!
```

For avoiding squeezing dimensions from slicing.

```
julia> C = ones(3,3,3,3,3);
julia> size(C[1:1, .., 1:1])
(1, 3, 3, 3, 1)
```

Note: `..`

slurps dimensions greedily, meaning that the first occurrence
of `..`

in an index expression creates as many slices as possible. Other
instances of `..`

afterwards are treated simply as slices. Usually, you
should only use one instance of `..`

in an indexing expression to avoid
possible confusion.

# Acknowledgements

I would like to acknowledge M. Schauer for the `..`

notation implementation.
He had the original idea, I just extended it and put it into a package because
of how useful it has been to me.