aperm {base} R Documentation

## Array Transposition

### Description

Transpose an array by permuting its dimensions and optionally resizing it.

### Usage

```aperm(a, perm, resize = TRUE)
```

### Arguments

 `a` the array to be transposed. `perm` the subscript permutation vector, which must be a permutation of the integers `1:n`, where `n` is the number of dimensions of `a`. The default is to reverse the order of the dimensions. `resize` a flag indicating whether the vector should be resized as well as having its elements reordered (default `TRUE`).

### Value

A transposed version of array `a`, with subscripts permuted as indicated by the array `perm`. If `resize` is `TRUE`, the array is reshaped as well as having its elements permuted, the `dimnames` are also permuted; if `FALSE` then the returned object has the same dimensions as `a`, and the dimnames are dropped.
The function `t` provides a faster and more convenient way of transposing matrices.

### Author(s)

Jonathan Rougier, J.C.Rougier@durham.ac.uk did the faster C implementation.

### References

Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) The New S Language. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.

`t`, to transpose matrices.

### Examples

```# interchange the first two subscripts on a 3-way array x
x  <- array(1:24, 2:4)
xt <- aperm(x, c(2,1,3))
stopifnot(t(xt[,,2]) == x[,,2],
t(xt[,,3]) == x[,,3],
t(xt[,,4]) == x[,,4])

```

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