[R] About 5.1 Arrays
Gerrit Eichner
Gerrit.Eichner at math.uni-giessen.de
Fri Nov 5 09:43:55 CET 2010
On Fri, 5 Nov 2010, Stephen Liu wrote:
[snip]
> "0" is counted as 1 object.
Of course! It is a number like any other.
> Does "object length" mean the total number of objects/entries?
Yes.
> Please help me to understand follow;
>
> "For example if the dimension vector for an array, say a, is c(3,4,2) then there
> are 3 * 4 * 2 = 24 entries in a and the data vector holds them in the order
> a[1,1,1], a[2,1,1], ..., a[2,4,2], a[3,4,2]."
>
> I don't understand;
> a[1,1,1], a[2,1,1], ..., a[2,4,2]
[snip]
A[i, j, k] is the value of the element in position (i,j,k) of array A. In
other words, it is the entry in row i, column j, and "layer" k (if one
wants to think of A as a cuboidal grid).
Hth -- Gerrit
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