How to vectorize a find
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Matt Fig on 11 Dec 2012
Edited: Matt Fig on 11 Dec 2012
The last statement you show is vectorized, so the question is ill-posed. I think what you are asking for is a way to speed up the process.
Also, just how fast do you think it should be??
x = zeros(1000,1);
x(76) = 1;
x(100) = 1;
x(200) = 1;
tic,first = find(x ==1, 1, 'first');toc
Elapsed time is 0.000023 seconds. % That is slow???
I did find a way to do it faster, but it will only work if you have a binary matrix as in your example. You can avoid the comparison as it is not necessary.
tic,first = find(x);first = first(1);toc
Elapsed time is 0.000012 seconds.
More Answers (2)
Sean de Wolski on 11 Dec 2012
If you only have zeros and ones and you are positive there is atleast one one, then you can use the second output from max().
[~,first] = max(x);
I don't know if this will be faster or not.