Number of rows based on frequency of one integer and position of another integer

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Neuro on 17 Jan 2022
Commented: Neuro on 18 Jan 2022
Hello. I was wondering if someone could help me with this:
Let's say you have a 2000 x 2 matrix, where all the elements are integers. How can we count the number of rows that contain the number 10 in its first column and any number with the highest 5 integers in the second column?
In other words, the following but where X is the fifth highest number in the second column:
nnz(matrix(:,1) == 10 & matrix(:,2) > X);
EDIT -> Very importantly, the list with the highest 5 integers must be determined for each integer in the first column. So, if one wanted to do this for the number 10, it must be determining the highest 5 integers in the second column WHEN the integer in the first column is 10.

Accepted Answer

_ on 17 Jan 2022
Get the set of unique numbers in the 2nd column:
col2_vals = unique(matrix(:,2));
The 5th highest is 4th from the end. So, to match any number within the highest 5:
nnz(matrix(:,1) == 10 & matrix(:,2) >= col2_vals(end-4));

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David Hill
David Hill on 17 Jan 2022
Neuro on 18 Jan 2022
Thanks @David Hill, but it gives me an error message:
Error using unique (line 117)
Invalid input. Valid flags are 'rows', 'first', 'last', 'stable', 'sorted', 'legacy'.

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