# How to find x,y matrix using for sintax

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rio on 20 Jun 2013
i have been working for my thesis about image segmentation. i have this matrix
a =
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
and then i want to find the first x,y with binary 1 using for sintax this is the one i use but its not working
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function [x1,y1,x2,y2,x3,y3,x4,y4]=gedge(x)
[m,n]=size(x);
% upper edge xy
for i=1:m
for j=1:n
if(x(i,j)==1)
x1=i;
y1=j;
break
end
end
end
% left edge xy
for j=1:n
for i=1:m
if(x(i,j)==1)
x2=i;
y2=j;
break
end
end
end
% bottom edge xy
for i=m:-1:1
for j=n:-1:1
if(x(i,j)==1)
x3=i;
y3=j;
break
end
end
end
% right edge xy
for j=n:-1:1
for i=m:-1:1
if(x(i,j)==1)
x4=i;
y4=j;
break
end
end
end
%for the cropping
y=x(x1:x4,y2:y3);
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so i want to erase the 0 binary for my image segmentation. it will be this matrix:
a =
0 1 1 1 0
1 1 1 1 1
0 1 1 0 0
0 1 0 0 0

random09983492 on 20 Jun 2013
Hi,
Here is my implementation. Let me know if there is something you do not understand.
[r,c] = size(a);
% Starts at bottom row and removes rows that have nothing in them.
for i = fliplr(1:r)
if sum(a(i,:)) == 0
a(i,:) = [];
else
break;
end
end
% Starts from right-most column and removes columns with nothing in them.
for i = fliplr(1:c)
if sum(a(:,i)) == 0
a(:,i) = [];
else
break;
end
end
% Starts at top row, counts number of empty rows until it gets to a
% non-empty row. These cannot be removed immediately or it will screw up
% the for-loop.
top_count = 0;
for i = 1:r
if sum(a(i,:)) == 0
top_count = top_count + 1;
else
break;
end
end
% Starts at left-most column, counts number of empty columns until it gets
% to a non-empty column. These cannot be removed immediately or it will
% screw up the for-loop.
left_count = 0;
for i = 1:c
if sum(a(:,i)) == 0
left_count = left_count + 1;
else
break;
end
end
% Now left-most empty columns and top empty rows can be safely removed.
if top_count > 0
a(1:top_count,:) = [];
end
if left_count > 0
a(:,1:left_count) = [];
end
rio on 20 Jun 2013
i really-really appreciate Mr Elliot answer, this will help me to solve my thesis. hope you succes in the future as well. one again thanks man.

Jonathan Sullivan on 20 Jun 2013
Edited: Jonathan Sullivan on 20 Jun 2013
It's really simple if you use the functions find and any. See below:
ind1 = find(any(x == 1,2),1);
ind2 = find(any(x == 1,2),1,'last');
ind3 = find(any(x == 1,1),1);
ind4 = find(any(x == 1,1),1,'last');
y = x(ind1:ind2,ind3:ind4);
rio on 20 Jun 2013
thanks man, i already try your way and its work too. hope you succes in the future as well. very-very help. thank you so much.

Andrei Bobrov on 20 Jun 2013
out = a(any(a,2),any(a));
rio on 20 Jun 2013
thanks man, i appreciate it. :)