What Is a Slot?


A slot is a position on a football team that is most movable. It is a player’s position that can be moved to different parts of the field, and is usually located between the TE (tight end) and SB (stretch back). It is a key part in a team’s play-action offense because it is the most likely place for a running back to gain yards or break open a play.

In slot games, players insert cash or, in “ticket-in, ticket-out” machines, a paper ticket with a barcode into a designated slot on the machine. The machine then activates reels that spin and rearrange symbols to produce combinations of winning credits according to the paytable. Symbols vary depending on the theme of the game. Classic symbols include fruit, bells and stylized lucky sevens. Most slot games have a central theme or style of play.

Slots can be used to store any table of data, including a curve (2-Dimensional) or surface (3-Dimensional). When storing a single value in a slot, it is possible to use the View, then Compress Repeated Values menu item to hide or compress the repeated values. When the Compress Repeated Values option is selected, editing a slot value will also edit any compressed values, and the user can clear the entire set of repeated values by typing in a new number.

When displaying time series data in a slot, each row in the display represents one timestep. The user can configure the unit system for a particular slot using the Configure Slot dialog, or they can select an existing unit scheme to use. When a slot displays values that are not solved, they will appear as NaN in the Slot Values area of the Configure Slot dialog.