How to Create a Sequence of Evenly Spaced Values with Numpy Linspace?

Daily Data Science Puzzle

import numpy as np

year = np.linspace(0, 365, 366)
print(int(year[-1] – year[-2]))

What is the output of this puzzle?

Numpy is a popular Python library for data science focusing on linear algebra.

This puzzle is about the useful function linspace. In particular, linspace(start, stop, num) returns evenly spaced numbers over a given interval [start, stop], with stop included.

For example, linspace(0,3,4) returns the numpy array sequence 0,1,2,3 (i.e., 4 evenly spaced numbers).

This function is particularly useful when plotting (or evaluating) a function. The result of the function applied to evenly spaced numbers reveals how it progresses for growing parameter values.

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