TsparseMatrix-class {Matrix}R Documentation

Class "TsparseMatrix" of Sparse Matrices in Triplet Form


The "TsparseMatrix" class is the virtual class of all sparse matrices coded in triplet form. Since it is a virtual class, no objects may be created from it. See showClass("TsparseMatrix") for its subclasses.


Dim, Dimnames:

from the "Matrix" class,


Object of class "integer" - the row indices of non-zero entries in 0-base, i.e., must be in 0:(nrow(.)-1).


Object of class "integer" - the column indices of non-zero entries. Must be the same length as slot i and 0-based as well, i.e., in 0:(ncol(.)-1). For numeric Tsparse matrices, (i,j) pairs can occur more than once, see dgTMatrix.


Class "sparseMatrix", directly. Class "Matrix", by class "sparseMatrix".


Extraction ("[") methods, see [-methods.


Most operations with sparse matrices are performed using the compressed, column-oriented or CsparseMatrix representation. The triplet representation is convenient for creating a sparse matrix or for reading and writing such matrices. Once it is created, however, the matrix is generally coerced to a CsparseMatrix for further operations.

Note that all new(.), spMatrix and sparseMatrix(*, giveCsparse=FALSE) constructors for "TsparseMatrix" classes implicitly add x_k's that belong to identical (i_k, j_k) pairs, see, the example below, or also "dgTMatrix".

For convenience, methods for some operations such as %*% and crossprod are defined for TsparseMatrix objects. These methods simply coerce the TsparseMatrix object to a CsparseMatrix object then perform the operation.

See Also

its superclass, sparseMatrix, and the dgTMatrix class, for the links to other classes.


## or just the subclasses' names

T3 <- spMatrix(3,4, i=c(1,3:1), j=c(2,4:2), x=1:4)
T3 # only 3 non-zero entries, 5 = 1+4 !

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