# matlab matrix help

#### metcat01

hello,

using MATLAB

I currently have a matrix of the form:

[54 4 2 6 45;
.1 .2 .3 .4 .5]

I am trying to find a way to extract the column that contains the minimum row one value.

ie, for this case to extract 2 & 3

row one is minimum receptances
row two is the corresponding spring constants

so really all i actually need is to be able to extract the spring value from row 2 that corresponds to the minimum value in row 1

any help would me much appreciated

#### CaptainBlack

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hello,

using MATLAB

I currently have a matrix of the form:

[54 4 2 6 45;
.1 .2 .3 .4 .5]

I am trying to find a way to extract the column that contains the minimum row one value.

ie, for this case to extract 2 & 3

row one is minimum receptances
row two is the corresponding spring constants

so really all i actually need is to be able to extract the spring value from row 2 that corresponds to the minimum value in row 1

any help would me much appreciated
Code:
A=[54 4 2 6 45;
.1 .2 .3 .4 .5];

[r1,id]=sort(A(1,:));

B=A(:,id(1))

#### elbarto

If there is only one minimum value in the first row you could do it as follows also:

Code:
B = A(:,find(A(1,:)==min(A(1,:))))%provided there is only 1 minimum
Regards Elbarto

#### metcat01

Thanks heaps guys.

that first solution was exactly what we were after.

just handed the assignment in and am very happy with it so cheers for taking the time to help us out.