# How do I delete an entire row if a specific column contains a zero?

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Croy Carlin on 20 Sep 2011
Commented: Osama khafajy on 29 Jun 2021 at 14:38
Right, so I'm new to MATLAB, but what I have is a large data set (10074x4), the second column of which is a binary code, so whenever theres a zero in that column I want to delete the entire row. Any tips on how to go about doing this? Thanks

Wayne King on 20 Sep 2011
Many ways in MATLAB. One way:
%create some data
X = ones(20,2);
X(1:10,2) = 0;
indices = find(X(:,2)==0);
X(indices,:) = [];
Wayne
Osama khafajy on 29 Jun 2021 at 14:38
Thanks

Sean de Wolski on 20 Sep 2011
X = X(logical(X(:,2)),:);
straight conversion to logical will be faster. It is advised to avoid using find and to use logical indexing whenever possible.
Breaking the above into steps, I keep all of rows in which X(:,2) converted to logical (0 = 0,everything else = 1).
Rubina Easmin on 10 Feb 2020
I'm new to MATLAB, I want to delete the entire rows and columns which contain all of ones in a binary image.I want to keep rows and columns if that contain only single zero. Any tips on how to go about doing this? Thanks
>> binaryimage
binaryimage =
33×35 logical array
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
I want to remove rows and columns that contains all of ones