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being equal two matrics contaning NaNs and numbers smaller than 1

Asked by som
on 2 Oct 2012
 Hi all,

I have two matrics e.g. "a" & "b", which contains some "NaN" elements and numbers less than 1.

   a=[NaN 0.4539 0.4532; NaN 0.4536 NaN]; b=[NaN 0.4533 0.4538; NaN 0.4531 NaN];

I want to see if "a" and "b" are equal with NaNs values ? the desired decimal places is 3.

 How can I write such program?

thanks in advance,

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Answer by Azzi Abdelmalek
on 2 Oct 2012
Edited by Azzi Abdelmalek
on 2 Oct 2012
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 a=round(a*1000)/1000;
 b=round(b*1000)/1000;
 a(isnan(a))=0;
 b(isnan(b))=0;
 test=all(all((a==b)))

% if test =1 then a=b

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Your are right Matt. I had in mind to revise it after work, I was telling myself that a(isnan(a))=0; was suspicious.

the corrected code

a=[NaN 0.4539 0.4532; NaN 0.4536 NaN]; 
b=[NaN 0.4539 0.4532; 0 0.4536 NaN];
test1=all(all(isnan(a)==isnan(b)))
a=round(a*1000)/1000;
b=round(b*1000)/1000;
isnan(a)
a(isnan(a))=0;
b(isnan(b))=0;
test2=all(all((a==b)))
test=test1 & test2

I am sur there is a better way to do it

the answer isequalwithequalnans(a,b) was suggested and deleted.

Recent versions now have the ISEQUALN function, which is exactly the same thing as ISEQUALWITHEQUALNANS except the name is much easier to type.


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