I have to following problem: I got a vector A = [1 20 3650 4000 NaN NaN] of fixed size (here 6). Given A I generate B in such a way that I generate a new value depending on the last non-NaN value of A (in this case 4000). The new Value is now 4000*rand. For example 4000*rand = 1111. So B becomes B = [1 20 1111 3650 4000 NaN], also of fixed Size 6 and sorted. More precisely the value 1111 is appended to the vector A and then sorted so that it becomes B.
But if I just have B and A given and the knwoledge of the generation process, how can I detect the 1111? My naive approch would be, looping from 1 to end through all the elements and since I know the vectors are sorted the first missmatch is the new element. But I wondered whether their is a nicer/faster solution for this?
Thanks in advance!