How can i see if the value occurs in an array for the first time?

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Philipp Mueller
Philipp Mueller on 25 May 2020
Commented: Tommy on 26 May 2020
I have an array called loadp (50*1 double). I would like to see if the value occurs in the respective cell (loop) for the first time. If so, something should be executed. if the value has already occurred in the previous runs, the value should ignored.
for i=1:numRows;
%tmp = regexp(my_strings(i),'(?<=_l)\d+','match','once');
%loadp(i,1) = str2double(tmp)
condition=any(diff(sort(loadp(i,1))) == 0)
if condition==0
%do something
sadasd=2313
else
%do nothing
ssd=213123
end
end
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Tommy
Tommy on 26 May 2020
Try one of these.
condition = ~ismember(loadp(i),loadp(1:i-1));
% or
condition = find(loadp==loadp(i),1) == i;
They should both check if i is the first index in loadp which contains loadp(i). I'm not sure which is better, or if some other way would beat both.

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