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.