BUILT-IN MATHEMATICA SYMBOL

# Take

Take[list, n]
gives the first n elements of list.

Take[list, -n]
gives the last n elements of list.

Take[list, {m, n}]
gives elements m through n of list.

Take[list, seq1, seq2, ...]
gives a nested list in which elements specified by are taken at level i in list.

## DetailsDetails

• Take 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
• Take can be used on an object with any head, not necessarily List.
• Take[list, seq1, seq2] effectively extracts a submatrix from list.
• Applying Take to a SparseArray object normally yields another SparseArray object.

## ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

### Basic Examples (3)Basic Examples (3)

Take the first 4 elements from a list:

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Take the last 3 elements:

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Take elements 2 through 4:

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