       Re: sort and positon matrix element help

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• Subject: [mg73091] Re: sort and positon matrix element help
• From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
• Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 04:36:07 -0500 (EST)
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Hi,

If I understand correctly, you want to sort the elements of a matrix and

retaining the row/col info.m Assume the matrix is: m: We first create an

index matrix:

ind = Table[{i, j}, {i, Length[m]}, {j, Length[m[]]}]

then we "join" both matrices and flatten it to a list with elements

{number,{row,col}}:

t = MapThread[{#1, #2} &, {m, ind}, 2]

t = Flatten[t, 1]

Now we sort according to the first element of {number,{row,col}} :

Sort[t, #1[] < #2[] &]

Daniel

comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica wrote:

> Hi, guys,

>

>         I am attacking one proble and may need your help.

>         I have a large matrix(m*n). I wanna to sort out the matrix

> from large to small according to its element's value AND save the

> corresponding row and column number as its position. Latter on, plot

> out the first 20 largest value accroding to their positions.

>         Is there any good way to do this, especially take out the

> positons of element and assocate it with the value?

>

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