Template class specifying a continuous subsequence (slice) of a sequence.

The class is used to specify a row or a column span in a matrix ( Mat ) and for many other purposes. Range(a,b) is basically the same as a:b in Matlab or a..b in Python. As in Python, start is an inclusive left boundary of the range and end is an exclusive right boundary of the range. Such a half-opened interval is usually denoted as \([start,end)\) .

The static method Range::all() returns a special variable that means "the whole sequence" or "the
whole range", just like " : " in Matlab or " ... " in Python. All the methods and functions in OpenCV that take Range support this special Range::all() value. But, of course, in case of your own custom processing, you will probably have to check and handle it explicitly:

void my_function(...,

const Range& r, ....)

{

}

else {

}

}