I have a mistake in loops

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sznailc
sznailc on 5 Nov 2021
Edited: Stephen23 on 5 Nov 2021
Hello, I have somewhere a mistake that if N = 1000 the output misses some lines (don't know which), so I suppose there's a mistake somewhere in for loops. It works correctly with N = 50, 100, 500.
function [R, I] = problem2B(N)
I = 0;
for a = 3:N
for b = a:N
for c = b:N
if (a^2 + b^2) == c^2 && a+b+c < N
R(I+1, :) = [a+b+c, a, b, c];
I = I + 1;
elseif N < 12
R = zeros(4, 1);
end
end
end
end
if N <= 50
R = reshape(nonzeros(R), I, 4);
else
R = sortrows(R, 1);
end
end
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Stephen23
Stephen23 on 5 Nov 2021
Note that if you change to
R = zeros(0,4);
then you can get rid of NONZEROS and RESHAPE.

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Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 5 Nov 2021
Does your problem ask you to find all Pythagorean triples whose elements sum to less than 1000 or all whose elements sum to less than or equal to 1000?
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sznailc
sznailc on 5 Nov 2021
wow, thank you, edited to a+b+c <= N. I couldn't tell what triple is missing and didn't know that it might be 1000

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