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Re: Count Function

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  • Subject: [mg65555] Re: Count Function
  • From: "Ray Koopman" <koopman at>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 06:14:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <e1091t$ljd$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Gregory Lypny wrote:
> The syntax will be the death of me.
> Count[X[[All,14]], -9.] will tally how many elements in column 14 of
> matrix X are equal to -9, but I can't for the life of me figure out
> how to get how many are greater than -9.  Any hint would be most
> appreciated.
> 	Greg

Regular readers know there had to be
something like this hiding in the weeds:

In[1]:= x = Table[Random[Integer,99],{1*^6}];
        Timing@Count[x, x_/;x>14]
        Timing[SparseArray[Boole@Positive[x-14]] /.
               SparseArray[_, _, _, p_] :> Length@p[[2, 2]]]
Out[2]= {2.17 Second,849754}
Out[3]= {2.25 Second,849754}
Out[4]= {0.98 Second,849754}

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