[Numpy-discussion] k maximal elements
Mon Jun 6 08:29:32 CDT 2011
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Alex Ter-Sarkissov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a vector of positive integers length n. Is there a simple (i.e.
> without sorting/ranking) of 'pulling out' k larrgest (or smallest) values.
Maybe not so simple, but does not require sorting (and its associated
o(NlogN) cost): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selection_algorithm
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