slice.index {base} R Documentation

## Slice Indexes in an Array

### Description

Returns a matrix of integers indicating the number of their slice in a given array.

### Usage

```slice.index(x, MARGIN)
```

### Arguments

 `x` an array. If `x` has no dimension attribute, it is considered a one-dimensional array. `MARGIN` an integer vector giving the dimension numbers to slice by.

### Details

If `MARGIN` gives a single dimension, then all elements of slice number `i` with respect to this have value `i`. In general, slice numbers are obtained by numbering all combinations of indices in the dimensions given by `MARGIN` in column-major order. I.e., with m_1, ..., m_k the dimension numbers (elements of `MARGIN`) sliced by and d_{m_1}, ..., d_{m_k} the corresponding extents, and n_1 = 1, n_2 = d_{m_1}, ..., n_k = d_{m_1} … d_{m_{k-1}}, the number of the slice where dimension m_1 has value i_1, ..., dimension m_k has value i_k is 1 + n_1 (i_1 - 1) + … + n_k (i_k - 1).

### Value

An integer array `y` with dimensions corresponding to those of `x`.

`row` and `col` for determining row and column indexes; in fact, these are special cases of `slice.index` corresponding to `MARGIN` equal to 1 and 2, respectively when `x` is a matrix.

### Examples

```x <- array(1 : 24, c(2, 3, 4))
slice.index(x, 2)
slice.index(x, c(1, 3))
## When slicing by dimensions 1 and 3, slice index 5 is obtained for
## dimension 1 has value 1 and dimension 3 has value 3 (see above):
which(slice.index(x, c(1, 3)) == 5, arr.ind = TRUE)
```

[Package base version 3.6.0 Index]