Re: Selecting Rows Where All Columns Satisfy a Condition

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• Subject: [mg82643] Re: Selecting Rows Where All Columns Satisfy a Condition
• From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk>
• Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 05:36:17 -0400 (EDT)
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```Here is an example that does what you want:

m = RandomInteger[{-9, -5}, {100, 4}];
Select[m, FreeQ[#, -9] &]

The function FreeQ[#,-9]& tests # to see whether it is free of any
subexpression that is -9.

--
Steve Luttrell
West Malvern, UK

"Gregory Lypny" <gregory.lypny at videotron.ca> wrote in message
news:ffppu6\$l6g\$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hello everyone
>
> I've got an Nx4 numeric array called X.  I'd like to pull out all
> rows where -9 does not appear in any of the four columns.  I know I
> can this:
>
> Select[X, #[[1]] != -9 && #[[2]] != -9 && #[[3]] != -9 && #[[4]] !=
> -9 &]
>
> But is there a more elegant way that applies the not-equal-to
> condition to each column without having to repeat it?
>
> Regards,
>
> Gregory
>

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