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Yorick Language Reference
Indexing Arrays
x(index1, index2, ..., indexN ) is a
subarray of the array x
Each index corresponds to one dimension of the x array, called
the ID in this section (the two exceptions are noted below). The
index1
varies
fastest, index2 next fastest, and so on. By default, Yorick indices
are 1origin. An indexI may specify multiple index values, in which
case the result array will have one or more dimensions which correspond
to the ID of
x. Possibilities for the indexI are:
 scalar index
 Select one index. No result dimension will correspond to ID.
 nil ([] or omitted)
 One result dimension will match the ID.
 index range start:stop or start:stop:step
 Select start, start+step, start+2*step,
etc. One result dimension of length 1+(stopstart)/step and origin
1 will correspond to ID. The default step is 1; it may
be negative. In particular, ::1 reverses the order of ID.
 index list
 Select an arbitrary list of indices  the index list can be any array
of integers. The dimensions of the index list will replace the ID
in the result.
 pseudoindex 
 Insert a unit length dimension in the result which was not present
in the original array x. There is no ID for a 
index.
 rubberindex .. or *
 The ID may be zero or more dimensions of x, forcing it
indexN to be the final actual index of x. A .. preserves
the actual indices, * collapses them to a single index.
 range function ifunc or ifunc:range
 Apply a range function to all or a subset of the ID; the other
dimensions are ``spectators''; multiple ifunc are performed successively
from left to right.
Index Range Functions
gives a complete list of range functions.
Function results and expressions may be indexed directly, e.g.:
f(a,b,c)(index1,index2)
or (2*x+1)(index1,index2,index3)
If the left hand operand of the = operator is an indexed array,
the right hand side is converted to the type of the left, and the specified
array elements are replaced. Do not confuse this with the redefinition
operation var =:
x(index1, index2, ..., indexN )= expr
assign to a subarray of x
