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ismember 0×0 empty logical array to logic

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Sonima
Sonima on 18 Apr 2019
Commented: Sonima on 20 Apr 2019
Hi All,
I have an array "A = [1 2 3 4 5 6]" which its length reduces in a loop
if ~ismember(A,ID)
do this
else
do that
end
This works fine until the A=[], which ismember returns
0×0 empty logical array
However I need a Single Value and not logical array. Note that I cannot use any and all functions to reduce Logical Arrays to Single Value, beacuse I faced with other problems when "A" array is not yet empty!
How can I fix this problem?
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madhan ravi
madhan ravi on 19 Apr 2019
First and foremost what is your goal? What is the expected result for given A?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 19 Apr 2019
The obvious answer would seem to be to test
if isempty(A) || ~ismember(A,ID)
If you were hoping there were a hidden preference you could set that would make ismember(A,ID) return a non-empty value without having to change your test.. sorry, there is no such test.
I would point out that you could also rewrite your code:
if ismember(A,ID)
do that
else
do this
end
the ismember() would be empty when A is empty, so the test would fail, and do that would not be done, leaving you to fall through to the do this case.
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Sonima
Sonima on 19 Apr 2019
I tried this already, but it doesn't work!
>> isempty(A) || ~ismember(A,ID)
Operands to the || and && operators must be convertible to logical scalar values.

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the cyclist
the cyclist on 19 Apr 2019
Edited: the cyclist on 19 Apr 2019
Making a huge guess here, but are you sure you don't mean
~ismember(ID,A)
rather than
~ismember(A,ID)
Then, assuming ID is a scalar,
~ismember(ID,[])
returns true, which I'm guessing is the result you are intending.
Like I said ... just a guess. (And you might need to adjust your other logic accordingly.)
Part of the reason I am guessing this is that
~ismember(A,ID)
returns a vector of values (if A is a vector and ID is a scalar), which is not typically what you want in an if statement. But maybe it is in your case.
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