 # Rearrange element in vector

Suppose i have

v1 = { x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6 }

v2 = { x5,x3,x1}

How to rearrange V2 according to position in V1 so that

v3 = { x1,x3,x5}

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There may be a better way to accomplish this, but you can:

```v1 = { x1, x2, x3, x4, x5 };
v2 = { x5, x3, x1 };

//Get the index of each element of v2's location in v1
idx = indcv(v2, v1);

//Sort the indices
idx = sortc(idx, 1);

//Assign v3
v3 = v1[idx];
```

This code will assign 'v3' to be:

```x1
x3
x5
```

You could accomplish the same action for numeric data by using the function indnv instead of indcv. aptech
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what if i want v4 to be

x1

.

x3

.

x5 0
```//Make v4 a missing value
v4 = miss(0,0);

//Reshape v4 into a 5x1 vector of missing values
v4 = reshape(v4, 5, 1);

//Use the same idx from the problem above
v4[idx] = v1[idx];
```

Then the print statement:

```print \$v4;
```

will return:

```X1
.
X3
.
X5
`
```

For reference, below is the complete code snippet for both parts:

```v1 = { x1, x2, x3, x4, x5 };
v2 = { x5, x3, x1 };

idx = indcv(v2, v1);

//Sort the indices
idx = sortc(idx, 1);

//Assign v3
v3 = v1[idx];

//Make v4 a missing value
v4 = miss(0,0);

//Reshape v4 into a 5x1 vector of missing values
v4 = reshape(v4, 5, 1);

v4[idx] = v1[idx];
``` aptech
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