# Removing certain values from columns in a matrix

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Holmbrero on 25 Nov 2020
Commented: Ameer Hamza on 25 Nov 2020
Hi!
I have a matrix looking something like this:
21 4.51076
21 48.3399
19 11.4743
21 36.6765
22 18.3587
23 19.7070
21 59.0842
20 40.9994
24 4.93227
28 44.4808
25 18.9996
24 29.4205
26 17.5263
26 28.4772
The elements in column 1 are as you can see not unique.
Out of the entrys in column 1 with the same value, i would like to keep only the smallest value in column 2 such as:
21 4.51076
NaN NaN
19 11.4743
Nan NaN
22 18.3587
23 19.7070
Nan NaN
20 40.9994
24 4.93227
28 44.4808
25 18.9996
NaN NaN
26 17.5263
NaN NaN
Any suggestions?
Regards,
Anders Holmberg

Ameer Hamza on 25 Nov 2020
Edited: Ameer Hamza on 25 Nov 2020
Try this
A = [
21 4.51076
21 48.3399
19 11.4743
21 36.6765
22 18.3587
23 19.7070
21 59.0842
20 40.9994
24 4.93227
28 44.4808
25 18.9996
24 29.4205
26 17.5263
26 28.4772];
[~, idx] = sort(A(:,1));
C = splitapply(@(x) {[x(1,1) min(x(:,2)); nan(size(x)-[1 0])]}, A, findgroups(A(:,1)));
M = cell2mat(C);
M(idx,:) = M;
Result
>> M
M =
21.0000 4.5108
NaN NaN
19.0000 11.4743
NaN NaN
22.0000 18.3587
23.0000 19.7070
NaN NaN
20.0000 40.9994
24.0000 4.9323
28.0000 44.4808
25.0000 18.9996
NaN NaN
26.0000 17.5263
NaN NaN
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Ameer Hamza on 25 Nov 2020
I am glad to be of help!

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