[R] R and kron

Jonathan Rougier J.C.Rougier@durham.ac.uk
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 13:55:44 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 11 Mar 1999, Martin Maechler wrote:

>     John> And I note the new function kronecker - very useful but can it be
>     John> applied to non-numerics as in factors, data frames etc preserving
>     John> the class, levels and names?
> Certainly --- if you enhance it;
> Thanks in advance for the contribution...  ;-)

kronecker() is actually a wrapper for outer(), so unfortunately you will
have to enhance outer() as well!  But I expect an enhanced outer() would
be quite useful.

Cheers, Jonathan.

Jonathan Rougier                       Science Laboratories
Department of Mathematical Sciences    South Road
University of Durham                   Durham DH1 3LE

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