It creates a block diagonal matrix from a list of numeric or character matrices.

1 | ```
bdiagMat(x)
``` |

`x` |
A list of numeric or character matrices (or values) |

A numeric or character block diagonal matrix

Mike W.-L. Cheung <mikewlcheung@nus.edu.sg>

It was based on a function posted by Scott Chasalow at http://www.math.yorku.ca/Who/Faculty/Monette/pub/stmp/0827.html.

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## Block diagonal matrix of numerics
bdiagMat( list(matrix(1:4,nrow=2,ncol=2),
matrix(5:6,nrow=1,ncol=2)) )
# [,1] [,2] [,3] [,4]
# [1,] 1 3 0 0
# [2,] 2 4 0 0
# [3,] 0 0 5 6
## Block diagonal matrix of characters
bdiagMat( list(matrix(letters[1:4],nrow=2,ncol=2),
matrix(letters[5:6],nrow=1,ncol=2)) )
# [,1] [,2] [,3] [,4]
# [1,] "a" "c" "0" "0"
# [2,] "b" "d" "0" "0"
# [3,] "0" "0" "e" "f"
``` |

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