[R] Matrix Construction; Subdiagonal
sdorairaj at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 00:49:11 CET 2009
Does this help?
A <- matrix(0, 6, 6)
vec <- 1:5
A[row(A) == col(A) + 1] <- vec
On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 4:42 PM, Stu Field <sgf at colostate.edu> wrote:
> I'm trying to enter a vector into the subdiagonal of a matrix but
> cannot find a command in R which corresponds to the MatLab version of
> diag(vec, k), where vec = the vector of interest, and k = the diagonal
> (k=0 for the diagonal; k=-1 for the subdiagonal; k=1 for
> superdiagonal, etc.)
> Is there an equivalent command in R?
> I'm looking for something like this:
> vec = seq(1, 5, 1) # vector of interest
> A = xyz(vec,-1) # creates a 6x6 matrix with vec on the
> where xyz is some function similar to diag, but with differing
> I can't believe there is not a simple way to do this...
> Thanks for your help,
> Stu Field, PhD
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