[Rd] row ("FORTRAN") order?
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Jan 3 21:04:23 CET 2005
Göran Broström <gb at tal.stat.umu.se> writes:
> Reading about 'R_max_col' in "Writing R extensions", Version
> 2.1.0,(2005-01-03), I find:
> "Given the nr by nc matrix matrix in row ("FORTRAN") order, ..."
> Looks like a contradiction to me, since FORTRAN stores matrices
> columnwise. So is this a documentation bug?
Hmmmm. Maybe. FORTRAN order is known as column-*major* order. The row
index varies most quickly, so the question is whether "row order" may
have have some merit. Anyone have the terminology straight?
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