## How to get the smallest difference(Array)

on 31 Aug 2017
Latest activity Edited by Cedric Wannaz

on 17 Sep 2017

### José-Luis (view profile)

>>The issue i'm having is that if there are two values of equal difference only the closest one is displayed. Can someone please correct my coding.
function[smallestPosition] = FindSmallestElevationChange(i,B)
E = [ 3 6 5 4 7 8 3 ; 5 7 6 2 3 1 7 ; 6 8 5 8 5 4 8 ; 7 4 9 7 6 5 3 ];
*%B = 3 adjacent values e.g.. if I chose E(10), B = [ 4 2 8 ]
%the smallest difference should be 4 and 8 which is (1 and 3) respectively
%since there is a difference of 2 for both of them.*
E(i);
[c index] = min(abs(B-E(i)));
the output given is only 1(which is 4)
[REVERTED, was edited away by the OP, Jan]

José-Luis

### José-Luis (view profile)

on 31 Aug 2017
Well then I don't understand what you are trying to achieve.
Cedric Wannaz

### Cedric Wannaz (view profile)

on 17 Sep 2017
Shivam Prasad, the least you can do if you don't need help anymore, is to accept the answer of whoever was nice enough to give you freely part of his/her time.
I accepted the answer from José-Luis (before Jan restored the original question and answered).
The question was originally titled "How to get the smallest difference(Array)" and it had the following picture attached:
Jan

### Jan (view profile)

on 17 Sep 2017
I have reverted the question. Please, Shivam Prasad, do not remove the question after somebody has spent the time to provide an answer.

### José-Luis (view profile)

on 31 Aug 2017

bla = randi(50,10);
val = 25;
result = abs(bla-val);
result = result == min(result(:));
[xx,yy] = ndgrid(1:size(bla,1),1:size(bla,2));
idx_x = xx(result)
idx_y = yy(result)

on 17 Sep 2017
Edited by Jan

### Jan (view profile)

on 17 Sep 2017

The question does not contain the detail, that the input is a matrix, but a scalar and a vector only. Then:
[c, index] = min(abs(Vec - E));
is almost a solution. Do it in two steps:
Dist = abs(Vec - E);
and then use this to determine the indices:
Dist == min(Dist)