# Delete multiple elements from matrix, that match value at once

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Marc Laub on 14 May 2020
Edited: Stephen Cobeldick on 14 May 2020
Hello everybody,
I wanted to know if there is a possibility do remove certain elements from a matrix at once, that match a specific value, without using the indexes?
You can do it with single values like this:
A(A==cerain_value)=[];
or
A(A<cerain_value)=[];
But what if there are multiple values I want to have removed?
Like :
A=[1,2,3,4,5;3,4,6,7,8;1,2,4,5,6;8,7,6,3,4;1,2,3,4,5];
and I want to remove every 1,3 and 5, without any loop or going with the indexes instead of the values.
How is this possible?
A(A==[1,2,5])=[];
does not work.
Best regards
Marc

Mehmed Saad on 14 May 2020
Edited: Mehmed Saad on 14 May 2020
A=[1,2,3,4,5;3,4,6,7,8;1,2,4,5,6;8,7,6,3,4;1,2,3,4,5];
R = [1 2 5];
L=arrayfun(@(x) A==x,R,'uni',0);
A(any(cat(3,L{:}),3)) = [];

Stephen Cobeldick on 14 May 2020
Edited: Stephen Cobeldick on 14 May 2020
The simple MATLAB solution is to use ismember to generate the indices:
>> A = [1,2,3,4,5;3,4,6,7,8;1,2,4,5,6;8,7,6,3,4;1,2,3,4,5];
>> A(ismember(A,[1,3,5])) = []
A =
8
2
4
2
7
2
6
4
6
4
7
4
8
6
4