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Topic: Replacing `find` with logical indexing
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Re: Replacing `find` with logical indexing
Posted: Jul 9, 2013 9:20 PM
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On 7/9/2013 7:44 PM, Jeff wrote:
> I am trying to find the smallest nonzero magnitude element of a vector,
> D. Note that D is not integers. I am eliminating nonzero entries using
> the `find` command (first line below). The editor says to replace `find`
> with logical indexing, but replacing `D(find(D))` with `D(D)` returns an
> error. This is not slowing my code very much, but the editor's warning
> is mildly bothersome. How do I use logical indexing to fix this?
> nonZeroD = abs(D(find(D)));

nonZeroD = abs(D(D~-0));

> lambda = max(nonZeroD(nonZeroD == min(nonZeroD)));
> ICmode = find(D==lambda, 1, 'first');
> I also note that the editor doesn't complain about the second `find`.

Depends on what's done w/ the result. In the second you're using the
truncated version of returning only the first position so logical
addressing doesn't work so cleanly.

I'm not absolutely positive I follow what you're trying to do but why
isn't it just

DNZmin=min(abs(D(D~-0))); % ?

What's the point of the max(DNZ(DNZ==min(DNZ)))? If you've only
collected terms in the vector ==min(vector), then the max is the min by
that selection process.


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