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extracts data from a matrix following a value condition

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Updated 10 Jul 2007

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extracts from DATA, all the lines whose the CNth column
has values included between valinf and valsup

DATA = matrix N X M
CN = Column Number (target)
VALINF = Low limit
VALSUP = High limit
NEWDATA = Extracted Matrix

a =

1 2 3
4 5 6
1 7 8
1 4 9
4 7 2
9 6 5

extract data with third column included between 0 and 5:
>> extractor(a,3,0,5)

ans =

1 2 3
4 7 2
9 6 5

extract data with first column exactly equal to 4:
>> extractor(a,1,4,4)

ans =

4 5 6
4 7 2

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Jean-Luc Dellis (2021). extractor (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (6)

Taon Khuu

Although trivial but I need it for my problem and the function did that beautifully

Jean-Luc Dellis

Thanks to Urs. I have followed your clever suggestions, except the multi-target that required much work...
I agree too with James and Dimitri, the code is trivial but it has helped me as maybe it could help others.

Dimitri Shvorob

I agree with James Cai.

James Cai


gum bin


urs (us) schwarz

a simple one-liner, which works mostly as expected.
error checks should include
- correct number of input arguments
- desired column should be within the size of the matrix
- as mlint suggests - the FIND is not necessary and should be replaced by logical indexing
- it would be nice, if the user could enter more than one column to be tested for; the result could be and-ed...

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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