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Re: max/min over only one dimension?

Arel Weisberg wrote:
> Is it possible in IDL to find the maximum in each row of a 2-D array
> without a for loop?
> More generally is it possible to find extema in only one dimension of a N
> dimensional array without for loops?

I'll just cite a post to this newsgroup by Craig Markwardt on 18 Mar 1998:

> I have also had the need for totalling over selective dimensions
> (sometimes more than one dimension), and also MIN/MAX.
> Check out my IDL web page for CMAPPLY(), which can apply quite a
> number of operations to selected dimensions of an array.  You can do
> this to more than one dimension at a time using a *list* of dimensions
> (similar to the DIMENSIONS parameter to MAKE_ARRAY or to REFORM).
> http://astrog.physics.wisc.edu/~craigm/idl/idl.html
> CMAPPLY supports more than just addition;  it does:
>  '+'   addition        '*'   multiplication
>  'AND' logical AND     'OR'  logical OR
>  'MAX' maximum         'MIN' minimum
> Where possible I avoid loops to improve performance, but your mileage
> may vary depending on the detailed use.  [ For example, for small
> arrays, your own loop may be faster ].
> Craig
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