Class "modelMatrix" and SubClasses

Description

The class "modelMatrix" and notably its subclass "dsparseModelMatrix" are used to encode additional information, analogously to what the standard R function model.matrix() returns.

Objects from the Classes

Only "dsparseModelMatrix" and "ddenseModelMatrix" are “actual” (aka non-virtual) classes. For these, objects can be created by calls of the form new("dsparseModelMatrix", x, assign, contrast), where x is a dgCMatrix classed object.

Slots

The "modelMatrix" mother class contains Matrix plus two extra slots,

assign:

"integer" vector of length ncol(.), coding the variables which make up the matrix columns, see model.matrix.

contrasts:

a named list of contrasts, as in model.matrix().

Dim:

integer vector of length two with the matrix dimensions.

Dimnames:

list of length two, the dimnames(.) of the matrix.

whereas the (current only) actual classes "d*ModelMatrix", have an at least an additional (numeric slot "x". E.g., "dsparseModelMatrix" has the additional slots

i,p:

row number and “pointer” integer vectors, see class "dgCMatrix".

x:

"numeric" vector of non-zero entries.

factors:

a (possibly empty) list of factorizations.

Extends

"dsparseModelMatrix" extends class "dgCMatrix" directly,
"ddenseModelMatrix" extends class "dgeMatrix" directly.

Methods

show

signature(object = "modelMatrix"): show(.) the matrix, but also the assign and contrasts slots.

print

signature(x = "modelMatrix"): as show(), however (via ...) allowing to pass further arguments for printing the matrix.

Author(s)

Martin Maechler

See Also

sparse.model.matrix will return a "dsparseModelMatrix" object. model.Matrix which is a simple wrapper around the traditional model.matrix and returns a "ddenseModelMatrix" object.

Examples

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showClass("modelMatrix")
showClass("dsparseModelMatrix")

## see   example(model.Matrix)