using the find function to find intersection of two lines

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Hi,
I have a vector A :
A = [ 10 20 30 40 50 60 50 40 30 20 10]
I want to find the nearest index where it crosses 18, so in this case it would be 2 and 10.
AA = find(A=18)
Thanks!
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shobhit mehrotra
shobhit mehrotra on 16 Apr 2015
Yes every time it crosses 18 so the answer would be 2 & 10

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Titus Edelhofer
Titus Edelhofer on 15 Apr 2015
Hi,
you are looking for sign changes of A-18:
find((A(2:end)-18).*(A(1:end-1)-18) < 0)
Hope this helps,
Titus
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Renato Agurto
Renato Agurto on 16 Apr 2015
I just want to complement the answer, so the right index is shown if is nearer as the left:
tmp = find((A(2:end)-18).*(A(1:end-1)-18) < 0)
B = tmp + (abs(A(tmp) - 18) > abs(A(tmp+1)-18))

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Adam
Adam on 15 Apr 2015
find( A == 18 + min( abs( A - 18 ) ) )
is a one-liner to do what you want. Personally I would probably do it as multiple lines, but the idea is the same.
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Titus Edelhofer
Titus Edelhofer on 15 Apr 2015
That's better than mine, because my code always selects the point to the left, Adam's picks the one that's nearer ...

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