# [✓] Remove/Delete imaginary parts of a list?

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 Alexander Hempfing 1 Vote Dear all, I am struggling with a simple question I cannot handle myself. I currently calculated growth rates using the difference of the logs. The formula looks as follows: N[Log[Flatten[data2014]] - Log[Flatten[data2013]]]; As the vectors include zeros, I get the message Indeterminate expression -\[Infinity]+\[Infinity] encountered. This is no problem as I excluded these values using the DeleteCases formula for Indeterminateand +/- Infinityvalues. However, I have the problem that the list afterwards still includes imaginary parts as can be seen in the example data 0.357725 +3.14159 I,0.384469, 0.134341, 0.347519, 0.152898, -0.147894, 0.0408252, -0.0786514, 0.00687373, -0.0341954, 0.155977, -0.00830819,0.293424, -0.0261585, 0.0260584, -0.0291487, -0.0291487, -0.0291487, -0.113863, -0.0686648 + 0. I,Now my question would be: How is it possible to exclude these imaginary components? I searched on the web and also tried to look it up in the Complex Numbers directory, however, unfortunately, I could not find a solution. Hence I would be very pleased if someone of you could help me.Thank you in advance!Best regards Alex
 Sander Huisman 1 Vote By far the easiest is using Cases, but other solutions are possible: list = {0.357725 + 3.14159 I, 0.384469, 0.134341, 0.347519, 0.152898, -0.147894, 0.0408252, -0.0786514, 0.00687373, -0.0341954, 0.155977, -0.00830819, 0.293424, -0.0261585, 0.0260584, -0.0291487, -0.0291487, -0.0291487, -0.113863, \ -0.0686648 + 0. I} Cases[list, _Real] Select[list, Head[#] =!= Complex &] Select[list, # == Re[#] &] // Chop Notice the difference between the last and the penultimate way of doing. is 0. I considered complex or not?
 Dear Sander, thank you very much for your immediate reply! I used your suggestion with the Cases formula, and it worked well, thank you! 0. I is not considered complex.Best regards Alex
 Sander Huisman 1 Vote Be mindful that: Cases[{12.3 + 0. I},_Real] will delete the entry. Apply Chop before: Cases[Chop[{12.3 + 0. I}], _Real]