Re: [R] Find the 50 highest values in a matrix

From: Peter Ehlers <ehlers_at_ucalgary.ca>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 05:20:09 -0600

system.time(

idx <- which(

```     matrix(m %in% head(sort(m, TRUE), 50),
nr = nrow(m)), arr.ind = TRUE))

```

# user system elapsed
# 3.12 0.19 3.18

-Peter Ehlers

On 2010-06-18 5:13, Dennis Murphy wrote:
> Hi:
>
> Here's a faked up example:
>
> a<- matrix(rnorm(4000*2000), 4000, 2000)
> # Generate some NAs in the matrix
> nr<- sample(50, 1:4000)
> nc<- sample(50, 1:2000)
> a[nr, nc]<- NA
>
> # convert to data frame:
> b<- data.frame(row = rep(1:4000, 2000), col = rep(1:2000, each = 4000),
> x = as.vector(a))
> # relatively time consuming...about 13.5 s on my machine
> bb<- b[rev(order(b\$x, na.last = FALSE)), ]
>> bb[1:10, ]
> row col x
> 691269 3269 173 5.103704
> 7815076 3076 1954 4.961544
> 4999621 3621 1250 4.953265
> 500469 469 126 4.937655
> 5878224 2224 1470 4.929150
> 4287270 3270 1072 4.913791
> 4442521 2521 1111 4.896869
> 4668867 867 1168 4.863504
> 5716575 575 1430 4.760778
> 3055274 3274 764 4.758995
>
> HTH,
> Dennis
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:41 PM, uschlecht<ulrich.schlecht_at_stanford.edu>wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a huge matrix (4000 * 2000 data points) and I would like to retrieve
>> the coordinates (column and row) for the top 50 (or x) values. Some
>> positions in the matrix have NA as a value. These should be discarded.
>>
>> My current method is to replace all NAs by 0, then rank all the values and
>> then extract the positions with the 50 highest ranks. It is very
>> time-consuming!
>>
>> Is there a simpler way to do this?
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Ulrich
>>
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