[R] standard matrix notation

niels Waller niels.waller at home.com
Wed May 2 17:42:20 CEST 2001

This is not really a question on R, but a question for a book on R that I am
writing for psychology graduate students.

Students in psychology often have little exposure to linear algebra when
they show up in grad school (and often when they leave!).  I would like to
include a page in my R text that discusses standard notation for matrices
and vectors.  I realize that there is no universal standard, but I recall
seeing a reference to a so-called "international standard" with the
customary: lowercase for scalars, bold lowercase for vectors, etc.  Does
anyone know where such a standard is published?

Many thanks for any hints,


Niels Waller, Ph.D.
Director of Quantitative Methods and Evaluation
Department of Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University
Phone: (615) 322-8380    email: niels.waller at vanderbilt.edu
QME Home page: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/quantmetheval/

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