cBind | R Documentation |

The base functions `cbind`

and `rbind`

are
defined for an arbitrary number of arguments and hence have the first
formal argument `...`

. Now, when S4 objects are found among the arguments,
base `cbind()`

and `rbind()`

internally “dispatch”
*recursively*, calling `cbind2`

or `rbind2`

respectively, where these have methods defined and so should dispatch
appropriately.

`cbind2()`

and `rbind2()`

are from the
methods package, i.e., standard **R**, and have been provided for
binding together *two* matrices, where in Matrix, we have
defined methods for these and the `'Matrix'`

matrices.

## cbind(..., deparse.level = 1) ## rbind(..., deparse.level = 1) ## and e.g., ## S4 method for signature 'denseMatrix,sparseMatrix' cbind2(x,y, sparse = NA, ...) ## S4 method for signature 'sparseMatrix,denseMatrix' cbind2(x,y, sparse = NA, ...) ## S4 method for signature 'denseMatrix,sparseMatrix' rbind2(x,y, sparse = NA, ...) ## S4 method for signature 'sparseMatrix,denseMatrix' rbind2(x,y, sparse = NA, ...)

`..., x, y` |
matrix-like |

`sparse` |
option |

`deparse.level` |
integer determining under which circumstances
column and row names are built from the actual arguments'
‘expression’, see |

typically a ‘matrix-like’ object of a similar
`class`

as the first argument in `...`

.

Note that sometimes by default, the result is a
`sparseMatrix`

if one of the arguments is (even in
the case where this is not efficient). In other cases,
the result is chosen to be sparse when there are more zero entries is
than non-zero ones (as the default `sparse`

in
`Matrix()`

).

Before **R** version 3.2.0 (April 2015), we have needed a substitute for
*S4-enabled* versions of `cbind`

and `rbind`

, and
provided `cBind`

and `rBind`

with identical syntax and
semantic in order to bind together multiple matrices (`"matrix"`

or `"Matrix"`

and vectors.
With **R** version 3.2.0 and newer, `cBind`

and `rBind`

are
*deprecated* and produce a deprecation warning (via
`.Deprecated`

), and your code should start using
`cbind()`

and `rbind()`

instead.

Martin Maechler

`cbind2`

, `cbind`

,
Documentation in base **R**'s methods package.

Our class definition help pages mentioning `cbind2()`

and
`rbind2()`

methods:
`"denseMatrix"`

,
`"diagonalMatrix"`

,
`"indMatrix"`

.

(a <- matrix(c(2:1,1:2), 2,2)) (M1 <- cbind(0, rbind(a, 7))) # a traditional matrix D <- Diagonal(2) (M2 <- cbind(4, a, D, -1, D, 0)) # a sparse Matrix stopifnot(validObject(M2), inherits(M2, "sparseMatrix"), dim(M2) == c(2,9))

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