[R] as.matrix strangeness

Michael Bach phaebz at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 11:42:10 CEST 2011

Dear R users,

I presume there is something foul with system:

a <- c(1,2,3,4)
as.matrix(a, ncol=2)


[1,]    1
[2,]    2
[3,]    3
[4,]    4

The vignette for as.matrix says nrow (ncol) will be deduced from length
and ncol (nrow).  It does not work even when I additionally specify
nrow=2.  It behaves as if I had not given the ncol argument.  Any hints
on what might be borked up here?

[1] "R version 2.10.1 (2009-12-14)"

Thanks in advance,
Michael Bach

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