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Re: Counting nonzeros

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  • Subject: [mg86887] Re: Counting nonzeros
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 01:16:23 -0500 (EST)

On 3/24/08 at 1:44 AM, carlos at Colorado.EDU wrote:

>I want to count the # of NZ entries in an arbitrary multilevel list,
>say exp, that contains only integers.  Is this the easiest way:

>k = Length[Flatten[exp]]-Count[Flatten[exp],0]

There are a number of ways to do what you want. I think using
Unitize to convert the non-zero entries to 1 and then summing
using Total is likely to be the fastest, i.e.,




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