# findLinearCombos: Determine linear combinations in a matrix In caret: Classification and Regression Training

 findLinearCombos R Documentation

## Determine linear combinations in a matrix

### Description

Enumerate and resolve the linear combinations in a numeric matrix

### Usage

``````findLinearCombos(x)
``````

### Arguments

 `x` a numeric matrix

### Details

The QR decomposition is used to determine if the matrix is full rank and then identify the sets of columns that are involved in the dependencies.

To "resolve" them, columns are iteratively removed and the matrix rank is rechecked.

The `trim.matrix` function in the subselect package can also be used to accomplish the same goal.

### Value

a list with elements:

 `linearCombos ` If there are linear combinations, this will be a list with elements for each dependency that contains vectors of column numbers. `remove ` a list of column numbers that can be removed to counter the linear combinations

### Author(s)

Kirk Mettler and Jed Wing (`enumLC`) and Max Kuhn (`findLinearCombos`)

`trim.matrix`

### Examples

``````
testData1 <- matrix(0, nrow=20, ncol=8)
testData1[,1] <- 1
testData1[,2] <- round(rnorm(20), 1)
testData1[,3] <- round(rnorm(20), 1)
testData1[,4] <- round(rnorm(20), 1)
testData1[,5] <- 0.5 * testData1[,2] - 0.25 * testData1[,3] - 0.25 * testData1[,4]
testData1[1:4,6] <- 1
testData1[5:10,7] <- 1
testData1[11:20,8] <- 1

findLinearCombos(testData1)

testData2 <- matrix(0, nrow=6, ncol=6)
testData2[,1] <- c(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1)
testData2[,2] <- c(1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0)
testData2[,3] <- c(0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1)
testData2[,4] <- c(1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)
testData2[,5] <- c(0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0)
testData2[,6] <- c(0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1)

findLinearCombos(testData2)

``````

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