# deleting separate zeros from vector

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Legally Blonde on 6 Oct 2021
Commented: Legally Blonde on 6 Oct 2021
I need to remove separate zeros from a series of numbers. But if zeros repeat, I need to keep them.
example of vector:
A = [ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 9 8 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 ];
result:
A = [ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 9 8 2 3 1 0 0 0 ];

Rik on 6 Oct 2021
It took a bit of thinking, but here is a oneliner:
A = [ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 9 8 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 ];
A(conv([NaN A]==0,[-1 1 -1])==1)=[];
A
A = 1×20
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5 9 8 2 0 3 1 0 0
Thanks to @Alan Stevens for the idea of converting A to a logical and ignoring it for the rest of the processing.
Legally Blonde on 6 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for the quick answers! You're great! I will certainly use the answers to other problems in the processing of my meteorological data.

Alan Stevens on 6 Oct 2021
Here's one way (there is probably a slicker way!):
A = [ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 9 8 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 ];
ix = find(A~=0);
it = find(abs(diff(ix))==2);
remove = ix(it+1)-1;
A(remove)=[]
A = 1×20
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 9 8 2 3 1 0 0 0