Asked by mr mo
on 17 Dec 2017

Hi. My question is how can I find equal members in a vector with their indices.

For example I have this vector.

V = [ 10 13 10 20 10 95 70 13];

Thanks a lot.

Answer by jean claude
on 17 Dec 2017

find(x==10)

mr mo
on 17 Dec 2017

Assume that I don't know the values of the vector.

jean claude
on 17 Dec 2017

[a] = histc(x,unique(x));

t=unique(x);

c=find(a>1);

d=0;

for i=1:length(c);

d=[d find(x==t(c(i)))];

end

d(1)=[]; % d is the output

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Answer by YT
on 17 Dec 2017

Edited by YT
on 17 Dec 2017

mr mo
on 17 Dec 2017

In my question I want to have the below form of output

1 3 5

2 8

that indicates

V(1) = V(3) = V(5)

and

V(2) = V(8)

YT
on 17 Dec 2017

Something like this then?

clear C

V = [ 10 13 10 20 10 95 70 13];

unqV = unique(V);

for i = 1:length(unqV);

C{i,1} = unqV(i)

C{i,2} = find(V==unqV(i));

end

%C = {10,[1 3 5];

% 13,[2 8];

% 20,4;

% 70,7;

% 95,6}

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Answer by Star Strider
on 17 Dec 2017

If you only want the repeated values in the vector and their indices:

V = [ 10 13 10 20 10 95 70 13]; % Original Vector

[Vu,~,I] = unique(V(:), 'stable'); % Unique Values

Tally = accumarray(I, 1); % Count Occurrences

Idx = bsxfun(@eq, V, Vu(Tally > 1)) .* (1:length(V)); % Determine Indices Of Multiple Values Only

OutD = [Vu(Tally > 1) Idx] % Double Matrix Result

for k1 = 1:size(Idx,1)

IdxC{k1} = Idx(k1,(Idx(k1,:)>0)); % Keep Only Non-Zero Values

OutC{k1} = {OutD(k1,1) IdxC{k1}}; % Cell Array Result

end

celldisp(OutC) % View Cell Array (Optional)

OutD =

10 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 0

13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8

The ‘OutC’ cell array result eliminates the zeros in the ‘(2:end)’ columns of ‘OutD’.

Star Strider
on 17 Dec 2017

You did not say the line that threw that error.

My code ran for me without error in R2017b, with the default ‘automatic expansion’.

Use these nested bsxfun calls instead:

Idx = bsxfun(@times, bsxfun(@eq, V, Vu(Tally > 1)), (1:length(V)));

mr mo
on 17 Dec 2017

Is there any possibility to use other command except bsxfun and accumarray ?

Star Strider
on 17 Dec 2017

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Answer by Jos (10584)
on 17 Dec 2017

V = [ 10 13 10 20 10 95 70 13];

[VU, ~, j] = unique(V)

P = accumarray(j, 1:numel(V), [] ,@(x) {x})

% P{k} holds all the indices where V equals VU(k)

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