       Re: Counting number of numbers in a large list between two valus

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• Subject: [mg114523] Re: Counting number of numbers in a large list between two valus
• From: Fred Simons <f.h.simons at tue.nl>
• Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 06:14:54 -0500 (EST)

```Op 6-12-2010 3:57, Lyle schreef:
> Dear Listers,
>
> I have a large (5-20million) one dimensional list of real numbers and
> I want to count the number of entries in the list that lie between 2
> specific values (x1, x2). I need to run the function for a number of
> different ranges.
>
> ie. number of list entries (l), where x1<= l<= x2
>
This seems to be a pretty fast solution:

In:= between[lst_, {x1_, x2_}] :=
Total[Unitize[Clip[lst, {x1, x2}, {0, 0}]]]

In:= lst = RandomReal[{-100, 100}, {10^7}];
between[lst, {-50, -40}] // Timing

Out= {0.125, 500249}

Regards,

Fred Simons
Eindhoven University of Technology

```

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