# [R] Stacking matrix columns

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Aug 6 04:05:14 CEST 2023

```Or just dim(x) <- NULL.
(as matrices in base R are just vectors with a dim attribute stored in
column major order)

ergo:

> x
[1]  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
> x<- 1:20  ## a vector
> is.matrix(x)
[1] FALSE
> dim(x) <- c(5,4)
> is.matrix(x)
[1] TRUE
> attributes(x)
\$dim
[1] 5 4

> ## in painful and unnecessary detail as dim() should be used instead
> attr(x, "dim") <- NULL
> is.matrix(x)
[1] FALSE
> x
[1]  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

## well, you get it...

-- Bert

On Sat, Aug 5, 2023 at 5:21 PM Iris Simmons <ikwsimmo using gmail.com> wrote:
>
> You could also do
>
> dim(x) <- c(length(x), 1)
>
> On Sat, Aug 5, 2023, 20:12 Steven Yen <styen using ntu.edu.tw> wrote:
>
> > I wish to stack columns of a matrix into one column. The following
> > matrix command does it. Any other ways? Thanks.
> >
> >  > x<-matrix(1:20,5,4)
> >  > x
> >       [,1] [,2] [,3] [,4]
> > [1,]    1    6   11   16
> > [2,]    2    7   12   17
> > [3,]    3    8   13   18
> > [4,]    4    9   14   19
> > [5,]    5   10   15   20
> >
> >  > matrix(x,ncol=1)
> >        [,1]
> >   [1,]    1
> >   [2,]    2
> >   [3,]    3
> >   [4,]    4
> >   [5,]    5
> >   [6,]    6
> >   [7,]    7
> >   [8,]    8
> >   [9,]    9
> > [10,]   10
> > [11,]   11
> > [12,]   12
> > [13,]   13
> > [14,]   14
> > [15,]   15
> > [16,]   16
> > [17,]   17
> > [18,]   18
> > [19,]   19
> > [20,]   20
> >  >
> >
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