I have an array (10 rows,10 columns,5 bands) and wonder how I can convert the zero values to NaN. I used the following command line but it's not working. If I replace zero values with another value (like 2) it works but for an odd reason is not working with NaN. A(A==0)=NaN
I apperciate your help.
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Given that your array is truly uint32, try this:
clear uint32(nan) ans = 0
NaNs are only defined in context of FLOATING point numbers.
I tried that. I got the same answer (ans=0).
It DOES work.
A = [1 2 0 4 5 0 0 6]; A(A == 0) = NaN A = 1 2 NaN 4 5 NaN NaN 6
So you are mistaken that it fails. Very likely, you are failing to understand that matlab sometimes displays a number as 0, yet it is NOT zero.
format short A = [1 2 0.00000001 4 5 0.000000023 0.000000000001 6] A = 1.0000 2.0000 0.0000 4.0000 5.0000 0.0000 0.0000 6.0000
See that there are still three values that are displayed as zero, but the simple test for zero fails to see any of them
A == 0 ans = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I will also point out that you CANNOT test for a NaN using ==, as that test will always return false. This is easy to prove.
nan == nan ans = 0
The final possibility is that you have defined nan to be some other value. Thus
nan = 5;
Now I will not be able to assign something as a true nan, instead, matlab will use 5 when you try that. So, if you have defined nan = 0 someplace, then replacing zeros by nan will just insert zeros directly back in.
I think Sean has the answer. Are you using some other class? If you don't give us sufficient information, we are just guessing here.
Nan is not defined as a valid value for uint32 numbers.
OK, in that case I need to use other values instead of NaN. thanks John for the help.
Please do these three commands on your machine and paste the output, just like I did. Remember to use the {} Code button!
>> which nan builtin (C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2007b\toolbox\matlab\elmat\nan) >> B = mod(1:5,2) B = 1 0 1 0 1 >> B(~B)=nan B = 1 NaN 1 NaN 1
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. EDIT
Hassan, don't put in the >> when you run the code.
thanks Matt for the comment. it gives me the following error:
??? builtin (C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2007b\toolbox\matlab\elmat\nan)

Error: Unexpected MATLAB operator.
I hope you didn't try to put in the >> when you did the commands, did you?? I only left them there to show that I did this at the command window!
No I didn't. I am using Matlab 2009b version on the university network. i couldn't find Matlab folder in Program Files.
Try this:
A(find(A==0)) = NaN;
What does it do when you try that? Have you possibly defined a variable nan to have some other value?
I clear all variables using 'clear all' command. it can't convert zeros to nan for no reason.
when I convert a value to NaN, it is converted to zero.
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