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# Indices of a maximum value in a multidimensional matrix.

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Aftab Ahmed Khan on 25 Jul 2016
Commented: Aftab Ahmed Khan on 25 Jul 2016
Hi, I have a multidimensional matrix of size (100,16,4,10) and i want to calculate all the 4 indices of the max value in it? Any help please.

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Azzi Abdelmalek on 25 Jul 2016
Edited: Azzi Abdelmalek on 25 Jul 2016
a=rand(100,16,4,10); %Example
[max_value,idx]=max(a(:))
[x,y,z,w]=ind2sub(size(a),idx)
If the dimension of a is unknown
a=rand(100,16,4,10);
[max_value,idx]=max(a(:))
x=cell(ndims(a),1)
[x{:}]=ind2sub(size(a),idx)

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Aftab Ahmed Khan on 25 Jul 2016
Hi, Thank you for this working example. So, if i'm interesting in a max value of a particular slice (in this case 25) of it then it doesn't return the correct result. The way, i am trying is like this.
a=rand(100,16,4,10);
[max_value,idx]=max(a(25,:,:,:));
[w,x,y,z]=ind2sub(size(a),idx);
Thorsten on 25 Jul 2016
use
b = squeeze(a(25,:,:,:));
and compute x, y, z from b; w is 25 by definition.
Aftab Ahmed Khan on 25 Jul 2016
Thank you. works like a charm.

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Adam on 25 Jul 2016
Edited: Adam on 25 Jul 2016
[maxVal, idx] = max( myMatrix(:) );
[x, y, z, w] = ind2sub( size( myMatrix ), idx );

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