## picking maximum difference across entries of row vectors

### alpedhuez (view profile)

on 6 Jun 2018
Latest activity Edited by Stephen Cobeldick

on 6 Jun 2018

### Paolo (view profile)

I have a matrix A. I would like to create a column vector B that is
for each row, take a difference between every possible pair of two elements in the row and returns the maximum difference
For example, if A= [1 3 6 7 10], then B=[9]. Please advise a compact way to drive B.

on 6 Jun 2018
Edited by Paolo

### Paolo (view profile)

on 6 Jun 2018

Perhaps a simpler solution which only requires a sort:
A = [1 3 6 7 10];
A = sort(A);
B = A(end) - A(1);
B =
9
Example 1:
A= [6 3 324 2 123];
A = sort(A);
B = A(end) - A(1);
B =
322
Example 2:
A = [111 34 88 11 12];
A = sort(A);
B = A(end) - A(1);
B =
100

Stephen Cobeldick

### Stephen Cobeldick (view profile)

on 6 Jun 2018
+1 very tidy solution.
alpedhuez

### alpedhuez (view profile)

on 6 Jun 2018
Here A is a matrix with multiple rows not just a row vector.
Stephen Cobeldick

### Stephen Cobeldick (view profile)

on 6 Jun 2018
@alpedhuez: sort the rows, and then subtract the first column from the last column.