Select a random cell from multiple matrices

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Geant Bepi
Geant Bepi on 14 May 2015
Commented: Geant Bepi on 14 May 2015
let's say 3 matrices,
A = 30x20; B = 30x20; C = 30x20;
All three matrices contain NaNs.
I want to select a random value from each row out of ALL three matrices but none of the corresponding values should be a NaN. For e.g., if the random value is A(1,10) then B(1,10) and C(1,10) should not contain a NaN. Also it has to be the same cell number(row,column) for all matrices. If nothing matches moves to the next row.
And then repeat it for each row until the end.
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Geant Bepi
Geant Bepi on 14 May 2015
A, B and C matrices contain just random numbers (integers). Nans are just all over.
I expect the random value as the output.

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Guillaume
Guillaume on 14 May 2015
If you want to go randomly through all the elements of the matrices for which none of the matrices contain a nan, simply use randperm to reorder the linear indices that do not contain NaN in any of your matrices:
validindices = find(~(isnan(A) | isnan(B) | isnan(C))); %linear indices that have no nans in any of the matrices
randindices = validindices(randperm(numel(validindices))) %reorder randomly
If you want subscripts instead of linear indices, just use ind2sub to convert, although you can use the linear indices just fine:
[randrows, randcols] = ind2sub(size(A), randindices);

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