[R] How to create a matrix with 3 dimensions from several 2 dimensional matrice?

jim holtman jholtman at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 18:29:32 CET 2011

```Is this what you are after:

> x1 <- matrix(1:25, 5)
> x2 <- x3 <- x1
>
> # combine matrices, redimension and then rename
> z <- cbind(x1, x2, x3)
> dim(z) <- c(5, 5, 3)
> z  # without names
, , 1

[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5]
[1,]    1    6   11   16   21
[2,]    2    7   12   17   22
[3,]    3    8   13   18   23
[4,]    4    9   14   19   24
[5,]    5   10   15   20   25

, , 2

[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5]
[1,]    1    6   11   16   21
[2,]    2    7   12   17   22
[3,]    3    8   13   18   23
[4,]    4    9   14   19   24
[5,]    5   10   15   20   25

, , 3

[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5]
[1,]    1    6   11   16   21
[2,]    2    7   12   17   22
[3,]    3    8   13   18   23
[4,]    4    9   14   19   24
[5,]    5   10   15   20   25

> dimnames(z) <- list(NULL, NULL, c('x1', 'x2', 'x3')) # object names
> z
, , x1

[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5]
[1,]    1    6   11   16   21
[2,]    2    7   12   17   22
[3,]    3    8   13   18   23
[4,]    4    9   14   19   24
[5,]    5   10   15   20   25

, , x2

[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5]
[1,]    1    6   11   16   21
[2,]    2    7   12   17   22
[3,]    3    8   13   18   23
[4,]    4    9   14   19   24
[5,]    5   10   15   20   25

, , x3

[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5]
[1,]    1    6   11   16   21
[2,]    2    7   12   17   22
[3,]    3    8   13   18   23
[4,]    4    9   14   19   24
[5,]    5   10   15   20   25

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 10:34 AM, ali_protocol
> Hi every  one,
>
> How is it possible  to create a matrix with 3 dimensions from several 2
> dimensional matrice?
> Is it possible that each of "elementary/building block" matrices could be
> called by its corresponding  original name?
>
> Thanks alot.
>
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--
Jim Holtman
Data Munger Guru

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