Count number of specific values in matrix

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Corey Bullard
Corey Bullard el 2 de Mayo de 2012
Comentada: Walter Roberson el 18 de Oct. de 2023
I have a large matrix, m, and am trying to count the number of a specific value (i.e. How many indexes are of the value 4?)
I tried using
val = sum(m == 4);
but I end up with val being a matrix/vector of numbers. I assume these numbers are from each column and should be added together for the total, so I tried another
num = sum(val == 4);
but then I just end up with another vector/matrix.
How can I do it?
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Dev el 18 de Oct. de 2023
What if the value is zero?, how do I count then?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson el 18 de Oct. de 2023
num = sum(val == 0, 'all'); %r2018b or later
num = sum(val(:) == 0); %any version
num = nnz(~val); %any version

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson el 2 de Mayo de 2012
sum(m(:) == 4)
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Romy Wolstencroft
Romy Wolstencroft el 22 de Ag. de 2019
This worked perfectly for me. Thank you
MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team el 2 de Sept. de 2020
An alternative syntax available in R2018b or later is sum(m==4,'all'). But for this simple problem colonizing the input with m(:) is likely to be faster.

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Kye Taylor
Kye Taylor el 2 de Mayo de 2012
Try this:
numberOfNonZeros = nnz(m==4);
Using nnz is more efficient than converting logicals to numeric, which is required to apply sum()
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson el 22 de Ag. de 2019
Editada: Walter Roberson el 22 de Ag. de 2019
In the test I just did, the timings of sum() vs nnz() could not consistently tell the two cases apart. nnz() might possibly have been slightly faster, but the range of timings showed so much overlap that no real conclusion could be reached. It would make sense that nnz() could be faster, but I can't prove it at the moment. sum() on a large enough array could be dispatched to LAPACK after all.

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski el 2 de Mayo de 2012
This could be done easily with histc() and unique() to get the number of each value:
uv = unique(x);
n = histc(x,uv);
Or with unique() and accumarray():
[uv,~,idx] = unique(x);
n = accumarray(idx(:),1)
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Royi Avital
Royi Avital el 10 de Oct. de 2022
Pay attention that histcount() won't have the same result as histc() above for this case (Difference at the end).
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson el 11 de Oct. de 2022
Royi is correct.
At the time the question was asked, histcounts did not exist.
The newer histcounts is recommended instead of histc()
In the where you pass in the bin edges, then histc() counts values that exactly match the upper limit separately, but histcounts counts them together with the previous bin.

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ntsh kr
ntsh kr el 12 de Oct. de 2017
Editada: ntsh kr el 12 de Oct. de 2017
>> a
a =
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 9 96
5 3 9 5 2 7 5 6 2 1
8 3 6 9 8 7 5 1 6 9
>> ans1=sum(a==5)
ans1 =
2 1 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 0
>> b=sum(ans1)
b =

dipanka tanu sarmah
dipanka tanu sarmah el 11 de Nov. de 2017
along with this if you want to count the number of NaN ,(if there any) use nnz(isnan(m))

vimal kumar chawda
vimal kumar chawda el 18 de Mayo de 2020
But if we want ot do for NaN and any numeric value in large matrix then ?
ans1=sum(a==5) so at this my value is numerical (which is not same all time) and other is NaN which is common. But i need to count only numerical value at particular value of x.,x2,x3...............x7000 which is on y axis.
-How many times y appear on the at particular value of x?

Patrick Benz
Patrick Benz el 2 de Abr. de 2021
How can I count the values in the second column of an array depending on the values in the column?
I've got an array that looks something like that:
400 0
396 0
392 1
400 0
396 1
400 1
and I want to know how often there is a "1" or a "0" next to a "400" or next to the other values.
but this only gives me the total numbers of "1" and "0" and how often there is a 392 in the first column.
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Corey Bullard
Corey Bullard el 2 de Abr. de 2021
Another year, another answer to this decade old question.

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