Re: Selecting Many Things Rather Than Selecting One Thi ng From Many

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• Subject: [mg66205] Re: [mg66180] Selecting Many Things Rather Than Selecting One Thi ng From Many
• From: Gregory Lypny <gregory.lypny at videotron.ca>
• Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 05:20:11 -0400 (EDT)
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```Thank you, Hartmut.

The OR operator is intuitive and certainly does the trick for a short
list of things to identify.

Gregory

On Wed, May 3, 2006, at 5:22 AM, Hartmut.Wolf at t-systems.com wrote:

>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Gregory Lypny [mailto:gregory.lypny at videotron.ca]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 8:45 AM
>> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>> Subject: [mg66205] [mg66180] Selecting Many Things Rather Than
>> Selecting One Thing From Many
>>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> I've discovered another use or need for the Select function, which I
>> suspect requires mapping of some sort.
>>
>> In my previous posts, members of this MathGroup kindly showed me how
>> to apply Select to many columns of a matrix at once.  For example,
>>
>> (Select[#1, #1 > K & ] & ) /@ Transpose[theMatrix]
>>
>> will pull out all values greater than K, where K is a number such as
>> 100.
>>
>> But suppose now that K is a list of numbers, such as K={34, 876,
>> 199}, and I simply want to extract or identify all of the
>> rows in the
>> first column of theMatrix equal to any one of those numbers.  How
>> would I do that?  I started with
>>
>> Select[theMatrix, #[[1]]==any element of list K]
>>
>> and I imagine something similar could be applied to the Position
>> function.
>>
>> Any hint would be much appreciated.
>>
>> 	Gregory
>>
>
> Gregory,
>
> this is simple and perhaps good enough to identify the rows:
>
> In[6]:= M = Table[Random[Integer, {0, 9999}], {100000}, {5}]; //
> Timing
> Out[6]= {0.282 Second, Null}
>
> In[7]:= Position[M[[All, 1]], 34 | 199 | 876] // Timing
> Out[7]=
> {0.046 Second, {{4721}, {11778}, {17337}, {20008}, {20322},
> {20934}, {26451}, \
> {27608}, {27754}, {32699}, {34359}, {34653}, {39046}, {42495},
> {42506}, \
> {46940}, {49889}, {52322}, {54645}, {56331}, {57269}, {58562},
> {59262}, \
> {62137}, {62139}, {65675}, {68442}, {69835}, {71695}, {73574},
> {74835}, \
> {75793}, {88403}, {89449}, {93625}, {93871}, {97970}}}
>
> In[8]:= M[[59262]]
> Out[8]= {199, 7540, 3117, 7756, 9193}
>
> --
> Hartmut

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