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Finding which array a particular element is from when comparing two arrays

Asked by Tommy
on 21 Jul 2014
Latest activity Commented on by Tommy
on 21 Jul 2014
Hi everyone
I have a question regarding to the use of the minimum function (min()). Is there a such function that finds which element is smaller while comparing two elements from two different array (I know this can be done by using min() function), and then to find out which array is this minimum value is from.
For example, I have two arrays
a = [0 , 0 , 0 , 0.5 , 0.8 , 1];
b = [0 , 0 , 0.2 , 0.6 , 0.8 ,1.2];
Both array consisting 6 elements.
Then I used a for loop to find
for i = 1 : 1 : size(a,2)
minValue(1,i) = min(a,b);
end
Is there a way that I can find which array is the element of minValue() array is from?
For example, the third element of minValue() is taken from array 'b', is there a function to do that?
Thank you very much for your help
Tommy

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Answer by Andrei Bobrov
on 21 Jul 2014
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[out,idxarr] = min([a;b]);

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Hi Andrei
Thank you very much for your help
Tommy

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