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Re: Array intersections

Robert Moss (mossrm@texaco.com) writes: 

> I'm sure there were some clever responses to this same question
> just a few months ago, but for the life of me I cannot recall
> what they were. Here's the question:
> What is the most efficient way (using IDL, of course) to return 
> the index at which two arrays intersect? e.g.
> 	a = [ 1B, 2B, 9B, 5B, 6B, 11B ]
> 	b = [ 5B, 6B ]
> 	idx = intersect( a, b )
> 	idx = 3
> This is a highly simplified example, but the point is that I want
> a function that will accept two array inputs (byte arrays in my specific
> case) and return to me the index in array a where the subset b starts.
> Refresh my memory, please.

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David Fanning, Ph.D.
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