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\begin{python} 
\begin{python} 
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x=mydomain.getX() 
x=mydomain.getX() 
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\end{python} 
\end{python} 
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In fact \var{x} is a \Data object which we will learn more about in Chapter~\ref{X}. At this stage we only have to know 
The method \method{getX} of the \Domain \var{mydomain} 

that \var{x} has a 





In the first statement, the method \method{getX} of the \Domain \var{mydomain} 

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gives access to locations 
gives access to locations 
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in the domain defined by \var{mydomain}. The object \var{x} is actually a \Data object which is 
in the domain defined by \var{mydomain}. The object \var{x} is actually a \Data object which is 
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discussed in Chpater\ref{X} in more details. What we need to know here is that 
discussed in \Chap{ESCRIPT CHAP} in more details. What we need to know here is that 
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\var{x} has \Rank (=number of dimensions) and a \Shape (=tuple of dimensions) which can be checked by 
\var{x} has \Rank (=number of dimensions) and a \Shape (=tuple of dimensions) which can be checked by 
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calling the \method{getRank} and \method{getShape} methods: 
calling the \method{getRank} and \method{getShape} methods: 
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\begin{python} 
\begin{python} 