[R-SIG-Mac] Accessing matrix elements

R. Michael Weylandt michael.weylandt at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 00:02:40 CEST 2012

This really isn't a question for the R-SIG-Mac list, since it's not OS
specific; you might send this to R-Help.

That's not a matrix -- just how the print statement works. E.g., if I
print a long vector (1:1000) you'll see those little [1] boxes showing
up on each line to indicate position. Note the result of

Incidentally, keep in mind that *everything* including scalars and
matrices in R is a vector so "pure elements" are themselves vectors.

Hope this

On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 5:55 PM, Holger Schulz <qdl at gmx.net> wrote:
> Assuming I have a matrix x like
>        x <- array(1:20, dim=c(4,5))
> and I try to access one of its elements like
>        [1,1]
> result will be
>        [1] 1
> which looks like a (singleton) matrix itself.
> Can the pure elements be accessed?
> Thanks.
> hs
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