Skip to content# Using Stride in Swift

## Basic Usage

## Stride with Floating Point Numbers

## Wrapping Up

Stride is a powerful function in Swift that allows you to iterate over a range of numbers with a specific increment or decrement. It's a great tool for creating sequences of numbers that don't necessarily follow the standard step of 1 in a for loop.

The `stride`

function comes in two forms: `stride(from:to:by:)`

and `stride(from:through:by:)`

. The difference between them is whether the end value is inclusive or exclusive.

Here's an example of `stride(from:to:by:)`

:

`1for i in stride(from: 0, to: 10, by: 2) {2 print(i)3}`

This will print out the numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8. Note that 10 is not included because `to:`

is exclusive.

Now, let's look at `stride(from:through:by:)`

:

`1for i in stride(from: 0, through: 10, by: 2) {2 print(i)3}`

This will print out the numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. Here, 10 is included because `through:`

is inclusive.

Stride isn't limited to integers. You can also use it with floating point numbers:

`1for i in stride(from: 0, to: 1.0, by: 0.1) {2 print(i)3}`

This will print out the numbers 0.0, 0.1, 0.2, ..., 0.9. Again, 1.0 is not included because `to:`

is exclusive.

Stride is a versatile function in Swift that provides a lot of flexibility when you need to iterate over a range of numbers with a specific step. Whether you're working with integers or floating point numbers, stride has got you covered.