Lazy logspace object

We still miss a lazy version as a range. The broadcast solution above is greedy and breaks code that expects range objects.

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I tried to make one here but, well, maybe it was a bad time.

That proposal would write the case above as logrange(0.01, 100, length=50) i.e. specifying start and end points, exactly like range, not powers of some base. (To be clear, there is no need to specify a base. The geometric mean does not depend on such a thing; this just generalises to many intermediate points.)

Edit: by “above” I meant an earlier thread, whose example was 10 .^ range(-2, 2, length=50). In ancient versions of Julia, this was written logspace(-2, 2, 50, base=10) , but this was removed since 10 .^ range is clearer if you want to specify the powers.


If a function expects a range object, it is probably because it requires a constant stepsize, which is not true for log-scaled ranges. If it doesn’t require a step, why wouldn’t it accept any AbstractArray subtype?

Note that a lazy O(1)-storage log-scaled array is possible with GitHub - JuliaArrays/MappedArrays.jl: Lazy in-place transformations of arrays, via mappedarray(exp10, range(-2, 10, length=10^6)) or similar.


If all you want is a lazy iterator (i.e. you don’t need it to act like an AbstractArray, there is

julia> for i in, -3:3)
           @show i
i = 0.001
i = 0.01
i = 0.1
i = 1.0
i = 10.0
i = 100.0
i = 1000.0
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