Re: Re: Count Function

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• Subject: [mg65557] Re: [mg65533] Re: [mg65501] Count Function
• From: "Carl K. Woll" <carlw at wolfram.com>
• Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 06:14:38 -0400 (EDT)
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```David Park wrote:
> Greg,
>
>
> Count[X[[All,14]], x_/;x > -9.]
>
> David Park
>

For long vectors it might be worthwhile to consider alternate methods.
For example, counting elements larger than .5 in a random vector of
length 10^6:

In[1]:=
data = Table[Random[], {10^6}];

In[2]:=
Count[data,x_/;x>.5]//Timing
Total[UnitStep[data-.5]]//Timing

Out[2]=
{1.688 Second,499979}

Out[3]=
{0.062 Second,499979}

Carl Woll
Wolfram Research

>
>
> From: Gregory Lypny [mailto:gregory.lypny at videotron.ca]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>
>
> 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
>
>

```

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