How can I randomly select a row from a matrix?

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I have a matrix (m) that is 17543 x 17. The values are of the type double.
I want to randomly select 1 row from this matrix and save it as a new vector.
I tried this:
mrow = m(randsample(m:17543,1),:)
This works if the values are integers but it does not work because they are doubles.
It returns the error message:
"Subscript indices must either be real positive integers or logicals."
Any help would be really appreciated.
Thanks,
Graeme
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chaitra kn
chaitra kn on 17 Aug 2019
this is for to select only first row,how can i select more than one random rows in two 2 matrix.
please help me out

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Accepted Answer

Evan
Evan on 17 Jun 2013
Edited: Evan on 17 Jun 2013
Try this:
ind = ceil(rand * size(m,1));
mrow = m(ind,:);
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Sushmita kumari
Sushmita kumari on 11 Feb 2022
i i wish to find a coloum insted of row .please suggest sutable code

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More Answers (2)

Jonathan Sullivan
Jonathan Sullivan on 17 Jun 2013
Try using randi
Example
randomRow = m(randi(size(m,1)),:);

Wayne King
Wayne King on 17 Jun 2013
Edited: Wayne King on 17 Jun 2013
m = randn(17543,17);
idx = randperm(size(m,1),1);
B = m(idx,:);
idx tells you which row you randomly selected.
If you have an older version of MATLAB where the above does not work do:
m = randn(17543,17);
idx = randperm(size(m,1),1);
B = m(idx(1),:);

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