drop {base}R Documentation

Drop Redundant Extent Information

Description

Delete the dimensions of an array which have only one level.

Usage

drop(x)

Arguments

x an array (including a matrix).

Value

If x is an object with a dim attribute (e.g., a matrix or array), then drop returns an object like x, but with any extents of length one removed. Any accompanying dimnames attribute is adjusted and returned with x.
Array subsetting ([) performs this reduction unless used with drop = FALSE, but sometimes it is useful to invoke drop directly.

See Also

drop1 which is used for dropping terms in models.

Examples

dim(drop(array(1:12, dim=c(1,3,1,1,2,1,2))))# = 3 2 2
drop(1:3 %*% 2:4)# scalar product

[Package base version 2.1.0 Index]