Gautam Sethi <gautamsethi@gmail.com> wrote in message <cd7ccb2d8c834568a56522f22a9416bf@googlegroups.com>...
> Dear all:
> I'm trying to find the endpoints for runs of numbers based on a vector. Let
>
> >> Y = [1 3 4 6 7 8]
>
> Y =
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> 1 3 4 6 7 8
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> I want an output vector Z of size(length(Y),2) where
>
> Z =
>
> 0 2
> 2 5
> 2 5
> 5 9
> 5 9
> 5 9
>
> Here is the idea behind what I want.
>
> The first element of Y is 1, which is not followed by the next integer; thus, the integers that "surround" the integer 1 are 0 and 2, the first row of Z.
>
> The second element of Y is 3, which is followed by the next integer, 4. However there is a break after 4. Thus, the run of consecutive integers 3 and 4 is "surrounded" by the integers 2 and 5. Therefore, the next two rows of Z, corresponding to the two elements 3 and 4 of Y, are [2 5].
>
> Likewise, the last three elements of Y are consecutive integers, "surrounded" by the integers 5 and 9. Hence the last three rows of Z are [5 9].
>
> Thanks for your help!
        
Y = Y';
f = find([true;diff(Y)>1;true]);
Z = zeros(size(Y,1),2);
Z(1,:) = [Y(1)1,Y(f(2)1)+1];
Z(f(2:end1),:) = diff([Y(f(1:end1)),Y(f(2:end)1)],1,1);
Z = cumsum(Z,1);
Roger Stafford
