# Find row with NaN in it.

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Artyom on 17 Aug 2014
Commented: sworland on 9 Dec 2015
I have variable X.
X=[2 4 6;
4 5 NaN
3 NaN NaN
5 8 12
3 8 NaN];
How to find any row with NaN in it. ismember([3 8 NaN],X,'rows') gives me 0.
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Artyom on 17 Aug 2014
I mean how to find specific row in the matrix (for example 'find' [3 8 NaN] must return me [0;0;0;0;1];).

per isakson on 17 Aug 2014
Edited: per isakson on 17 Aug 2014
A start:
is(:,1) = X(:,1)==3;
is(:,2) = X(:,2)==8;
is(:,3) = isnan( X(:,3));
all( is, 2 )
which returns
ans =
0
0
0
0
1
AFAIK: isnan is the only way to spot NaN.
I don't think there is a magic one-liner. A little function along the example above is one way. Loop over all columns, ....

### More Answers (3)

Guillaume on 17 Aug 2014
[rows, columns] = find(isnan(X));
unique(row);
will give you the row indices
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sworland on 9 Dec 2015
simple and fast, 1 upvote

Roger Stafford on 17 Aug 2014
Edited: Roger Stafford on 17 Aug 2014
The code
t = any(isnan(X),2);
will return you a column vector of logicals in which each element is true if the corresponding row of X contains a NaN. I trust that would meet your needs. In your example you would get t = [false;true;true;false;true].

Andrei Bobrov on 17 Aug 2014
Edited: Andrei Bobrov on 17 Aug 2014
X=[2 4 6;
4 5 NaN
3 NaN NaN
5 8 12
3 8 NaN];
с = [3 8 NaN];
z = [X;c];
z(isnan(z)) = max(z(:)) + 1;
out = ismember(z(1:end-1,:),z(end,:),'rows');
other example
X = randi(100,200,15);
X([5,125],[2,10]) = nan; % your array
c = X(5,:);
z = [X;c];
z(isnan(z)) = max(z(:)) + 1;
out = ismember(z(1:end-1,:),z(end,:),'rows');