How to find the position of a number in an array?

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If I have a vector, a = [7 8 8 2 5 6], how do I compute the positions of the value 8?
I expect 2 and 3 or (1,2) and (1,3).

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson 2018년 2월 15일
편집: MathWorks Support Team 2020년 2월 27일
You can use the “find” function to return the positions corresponding to an array element value. For example:
a = [7 8 8 2 5 6];
linearIndices = find(a==8)
linearIndices =
2 3
To get the row and column indices separately, use:
[row,col] = find(a==8)
row =
1 1
col =
2 3
If you only need the position of one occurrence, you could use the syntax “find(a==8,1)”. You can also specify a direction if you specifically want the first or last occurrence, such as “find(a==8,1,’first’). For more information on these options, see find.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson 2022년 7월 20일
find() can never return 0. Perhaps you are looking at ans for a different operation?

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Bhagyesh Shiyani
Bhagyesh Shiyani 2019년 12월 5일
what if i want both 8 positions, any code?
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson 2020년 1월 15일
This will not return value and index, it will return row and column numbers.

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Ujjawal Barnwal
Ujjawal Barnwal 2020년 6월 7일
a = [7 8 8 2 5 6];
position = find(a==8)

Sorne Duong
Sorne Duong 2021년 7월 21일
a = 1, 3, 6, 9, 10, 15
We know the fourth value is 9, but how to find the fourth value in MATLAB?
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Reem RA
Reem RA 2022년 5월 30일
Thanks it worked!!!!

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Nilesh Kumar Bibhuti
Nilesh Kumar Bibhuti 2021년 10월 15일
편집: Walter Roberson 2021년 10월 15일
#include <stdio.h>
#define MAX_SIZE 100 // Maximum array size
int main()
int arr[MAX_SIZE] ,brr[MAX_SIZE] ;
int size, i, toSearch, found ,k=0;
/* Input size of array */
printf("Enter size of array: ");
scanf("%d", &size);
/* Input elements of array */
printf("Enter elements in array: ");
for (i = 0; i < size; i++)
scanf("%d", &arr[i]);
printf("\nEnter element to search: ");
scanf("%d", &toSearch);
for (i = 0; i < size; i++)
if (arr[i] == toSearch)
brr[k] = i+1 ;
printf("%d ",brr[k]);
k++ ;
return 0;
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson 2021년 10월 15일
In C, int size should really be size_t size and your scanf() should be using %lu instead of %d . i and k should also be size_t
You should be checking the return status of each scanf() call .
int main()
should be
int main(void)
unless you are using K&R C from before C was standardized.
The user is expecting the positions to be returned, rather than displayed.
You probably shouldn't be assuming integer for the array, but that would be an acceptable limitation if specifically documented.
You do not use or initialize found.

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