The Index concept is implemented in 5 specialized classes:
ak.layout.Index64: values are 64-bit signed integers.
ak.layout.Index32: values are 32-bit signed integers.
ak.layout.IndexU32: values are 32-bit unsigned integers.
ak.layout.Index8: values are 8-bit signed integers.
ak.layout.IndexU8: values are 8-bit unsigned integers.
Index supports the buffer protocol, so it can be directly cast as a NumPy array.
An Index represents a contiguous, one-dimensional array of integers that is
fully interpreted in the C++ layer. The structure of all
ak.layout.Content nodes is implemented in Indexes, such as a
stops. Only data at the leaves
of a structure, such as ak.layout.NumpyArray content, are not implemented
in an Index. (This allows ak.layout.NumpyArray to handle non-contiguous,
This distinction is made because the C++ layer needs to make stronger assumptions about the arrays used to define structure than any content at the leaves of the structure.
Creates an Index from a NumPy array. If the array has the wrong type for this specialization, or if it is not C-contiguous, the array is copied. Otherwise, it is a view (shares data).
Slices the Index between