"Jos (10584) " <#email@example.com> wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>... > "Ian " <email@example.com> wrote in message > * snip * > > Thanks guys very helpfull so far, I can now find all the consectutive numbers from column 1, the problem I have now is it needs to be sorted providing what the max value is of colum 2, for example: > > > > A=[ 1030 2520 > > 1031 2375 > > 1315 3618 > > 1317 2694] > > > > So for 1030 and 1031 the max value for column 2 is 2520, and for 1315 and 1317 the max value is 3618. I would then want disregard rows 1031 and 1317 and keep 1030 and 1031. > > You have to be a little bit clearer on what you mean by "rows that are consecutive". In my opinion, 1315 and 1317 are NOT consecutive. And you cannot both keep and disregard 1031 (but I assume that is a spelling error ;-) ) > > Jos
Sorry I have made a couple of mistakes here, I will try to explain this again a bit clearer. In the matrix below, I want to find the maximum value of column 2 for every consecutive number of column 1.
So in the matrix there are two sets of consectutive numbers in column 1, 1st set 1030 & 1031, 2nd set 1315, 1316 & 1317. What I want do is find the max value of column 2 for each set of consecutive numbers, so the maximum value for the first set would be 2520 and the maximum value for the second set would be 3618. I would then want to keep the entire row for the maximum values (1030 & 1315) and bin the rest (1031,1316 & 1317).
I hope this is a little clearer of what I am trying to acheive, this example is only a little snipit of the data set I am workin with, I need something that will work on a data set which has 4000 rows and 2 columns.