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# NumPy | linspace method

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Numpy's `linspace(~)` method creates a Numpy array with values that are equally spaced. Unlike Numpy's `arange(~)` method which uses step sizes, `linspace(~)` uses sample size.

# Parameters

1. `start` | `number`

The starting value of the Numpy array.

2. `stop` | `number`

The ending value of the Numpy array. This is inclusive.

3. `num` | `int` | `optional`

The number of samples you want to generate. By default, `num=50`.

4. `endpoint` | `boolean` | `optional`

If set to `True`, then stop will be the last value of the Numpy array. By default, `endpoint=False`.

5. `dtype` | `string` or `type` | `optional`

The desired data type for the Numpy array. This overrides the default behaviour of using the same data-type as the source array.

# Return value

A Numpy array with equally spaced values.

# Examples

## Basic Usage

Starting from a value of 1, and ending with a value of 10, we want to generate a total of 4 samples. We do so as follows:

``` np.linspace(1,10,4) array([ 1., 4., 7., 10.]) ```

Notice how the end value (i.e. the second parameter) is inclusive.

## Excluding the endpoint

We set `endpoint=False`, like follows:

``` np.linspace(1,10,4, endpoint=False) array([1. , 3.25, 5.5 , 7.75]) ```

## Explicit typing

We set `dtype=float` to obtain a Numpy array of type float.

``` np.linspace(1, 10, 4, dtype=float) array([ 1., 4., 7., 10.]) ```
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