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Topic: second largest element in a matrix
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 Paul Posts: 2 Registered: 4/3/09
Re: second largest element in a matrix
Posted: Apr 3, 2009 6:59 PM
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"Oluwa KuIse" <wespeakforex@yahoo.com> wrote in message <gav3p9\$som\$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> Hello,
> Can anyone pls tell me how I can find the second (or third) largest element in a matrix AND its position. The max function gives the largest element and its position but how do I find the second largest element and its position?

if temp is your vector, you can get the second largest element as follows:

[c,i] = max(temp(temp~=max(temp)))
why would you sort it?
this is the whole point of logical addressing in matlab.

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