Select X number of maximum value grid cells

Discussion created by minusyellow on May 26, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 3, 2012 by minusyellow
I have a raster (grid) file that has about ~11,000 columns and ~ 6,000 rows.  I want to select / create a new grid that contains the top 10,000 valued cells.  I have done two analyses and want to compare the 'spatial overlap' between the two approaches for the top 10,000 cells.  I have yet to arrive at any method, let alone a clever one, to perform this operation.  Does anyone have a suggestion on how to perform such a task?

Thank you kindly,