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Identify gaps between data in column structure, and , for differences bigger than a defined value, find start and end index of the two values

Asked by Andrei Stefan on 22 Aug 2014 at 10:52
Latest activity Commented on by Andrei Stefan on 22 Aug 2014 at 14:39

Hi to everybody. The Question is rather confusing but i will explain it. I have a data structure(data_struct)with 100 trials organised in columns. Each trial has another structure within called Eye_Data.The first column in Eye_Data is the 'time'. The gaps between the values are usually 2 ms. Some are 4 ms. I am trying to identify the gaps bigger than 2 ms and plot them on a 2D graph. This is working ok. But if i am trying to plot on timeseries plot, i need to find the two values that have 4 ms between them, so i can declare the start and end of a timeseries event. Please help me in this matter. Thank you The simple code is shown below

data_struct = handles.data_struct;
Selected_Trials = handles.Selected_Trials;
for bli = data_struct(Selected_Trials).Eye_Data(:,1);
 BLINK = diff(bli);
 if  BLINK>2;
      str = sprintf('No Blinks on trial:%d',trial);


Andrei Stefan


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Answer by the cyclist on 22 Aug 2014 at 13:34
Accepted answer

Do you mean you are trying to find the index to the positions where diff(bli) > 2?

If so, you should be able to use



Andrei Stefan on 22 Aug 2014 at 14:07

Hi.Thank you for the quick reply.I managed to get the difference between the elements.Now i need to find the position/index of the terms that give a difference >2, for i need to declare them as the start and end of a timeseries event. I want to plot them as events on a timeseries plot.

the cyclist on 22 Aug 2014 at 14:28

Isn't the find() command exactly what you need, then?

find([2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 4 2]>2)

is going to give

[7 13]

which tells you where the 4's are.

Andrei Stefan on 22 Aug 2014 at 14:39

Sorry. I just realised that your answer is what i am looking for.

Thank you

the cyclist

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