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# Drop

 Dropgives list with its first n elements dropped. Dropgives list with its last n elements dropped. Dropgives list with its n element dropped. Dropgives list with elements m through n dropped. Dropgives list with elements m through n in steps of s dropped. Dropgives a nested list in which elements specified by have been dropped at level i in list.
• Drop uses the standard sequence specification:
 All all elements None no elements n elements 1 through n -n last n elements {n} element n only {m,n} elements m through n inclusive {m,n,s} elements m through n in steps of s
• Drop can be used on an object with any head, not necessarily List.
• For a matrix, Drop effectively drops all elements except those in a submatrix of list.
Drop the first 2 elements from a list:
Drop the last 3 elements:
Drop elements 2 through 4:
Drop the first 2 elements from a list:
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Drop the last 3 elements:
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Drop elements 2 through 4:
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 Scope   (7)
Drop elements from the third to the third-to-last:
Drop every other element:
Drop the first row of a matrix:
Drop the first row, and the first two columns:
Drop none of the rows, but the first two columns:
Drop rows 2 through 4 and columns 3 through 5:
Drop every other row and every third column:
Drop works with any head, not just List:
Drop works with SparseArray objects:
 Applications   (1)
Pick out a subimage:
Drop and Take are complementary:
Rest is a special case of Drop:
Most is a special case of Drop:
Drop always gives a list, even if only one element remains: