## The module "find_disjoint_interval" of the Mastrave modelling library

**Daniele de Rigo**

#### Copyright and license notice of the function find_disjoint_interval

Copyright © 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010 Daniele de Rigo

The file find_disjoint_interval.m is part of Mastrave.

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#### Function declaration

[interval_idx,value_idx] = find_disjoint_interval(disjoint_intervals,values,inclusion)

#### Description

Given the vectors ` a ` and

`with the same size and satisfying the following conditions:`

**b**`all( a < b )`

`all( a == sort(a) )`

`all( b == sort(b) )`

`all( b(1:end-1) <= a(2:end) )`

`disjoint_intervals = [ a b ]`find_disjoint_interval finds the index

`of`

**i**`and`

**a**`and the index`

**b**`of another vector`

**j**`such that`

**values**` a(i) <= values(j) < b(i)`

if ` inclusion ` == '[)' (or if it's omitted), otherwise

` a(i) < values(j) <= b(i)`

if ` inclusion ` == '(]' .

The sets of indexes ` i ` and

`are returned respectively in the vectors`

**j**`and`

**interval_idx**`.`

**value_idx**

#### Input arguments

disjoint_intervals2-columns matrix of non-overlapping real intervals sorted in ascending order::matrix,real::valuesvector or matrix of values for which determine to which interval each of them belong::real::inclusionset which interval border check has to be performed. If omitted, default option is '[)'. Valid options are: option │ meaning ─────────────┼──────────────────────────────── '[)' │ a(i) <= values(j) < b(i) ─────────────┼──────────────────────────────── '(]' │ a(i) < values(j) <= b(i)::string::

#### Example of usage

See also: create_contiguous_intervals Keywords: intervals, keys, indexes version: 0.6.5

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