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deleting a full colum using

Asked by Locks on 17 Mar 2013

I have a matrix with several optionprice data. Now I am trying to delete rows based on a for loop and if criteria. if the value of column 8 is >1.1 or <0.9, the whole row should be deletet. I have used the following code, but I always get an error message:

for i=1:numel(matrix)

    if(matrix(i,8)>1.1)
        matrix(i,:) = [];
    end

end

why does that no work and what ways are there to delete those rows? the matrix is a double matrix

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Jan Simon on 17 Mar 2013

Please post the error message whenever you explain, that there is an error.

Locks

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Answer by Jan Simon on 17 Mar 2013
Edited by Jan Simon on 17 Mar 2013
Accepted answer

numel(matrix) is the number of all elements. When you have deleted some rows already, the matrix has less elements and matrix(i,8) might be not existing anymore already.

You do not need a loop, to solve this problem:

matrix(matrix(:, 8) > 1.1, :) = []

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Jan Simon
Answer by Locks on 17 Mar 2013

thanks!

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Sven on 17 Mar 2013

Sven, you're giving me a bad name... please hit the "Accept Answer" button when an answer solves your problem.

(but feel free to say thanks in a comment (like this one) rather than making a new answer)

Azzi Abdelmalek on 17 Mar 2013

Sven, if the answer helped, click on accept this answer. Also, to add a comment, click on comment on this answer just under the answer.

Locks

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