[.pdMat {nlme}R Documentation

Subscript a pdMat Object


This method function extracts sub-matrices from the positive-definite matrix represented by x.


x[i, j, drop]
x[i, j] <- value


x an object inheriting from class pdMat representing a positive-definite matrix.
i, j optional subscripts applying respectively to the rows and columns of the positive-definite matrix represented by object. When i (j) is omitted, all rows (columns) are extracted.
drop a logical value. If TRUE, single rows or columns are converted to vectors. If FALSE the returned value retains its matrix representation.
value a vector, or matrix, with the replacement values for the relevant piece of the matrix represented by x.


if i and j are identical, the returned value will be pdMat object with the same class as x. Otherwise, the returned value will be a matrix. In the case a single row (or column) is selected, the returned value may be converted to a vector, according to the rules above.


Jose Pinheiro Jose.Pinheiro@pharma.novartis.com and Douglas Bates bates@stat.wisc.edu

See Also

[, pdMat


pd1 <- pdSymm(diag(3))
pd1[1, , drop = FALSE]
pd1[1:2, 1:2] <- 3 * diag(2)

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