[R] dist(x,y)

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at myway.com
Wed Jan 7 05:16:37 CET 2004

If a is m x r and b is n x r then 


is the m x n matrix of distances between the m rows of a and 
n rows of b.

Modify, as necessary, if you want distances other than euclidean.

Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 13:07:41 -0500 
From: <ryszard.czerminski at pharma.novartis.com>
To: Erin Hodgess <hodgess at gator.uhd.edu> 
Cc: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>, <r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch> 
Subject: Re: [R] dist(x,y) 

Hi Erin,

CLARIFICATION: I am looking for function which can calculate distances 
rows in two different matrices (not in the same matrix as dist).
Of course I can get the desired result by using rbind() and fiddling with 
indices of the result, which I already did,
but I wonder if there is a function (or some variant of dist), which does 
it directly ?


Erin Hodgess <hodgess at gator.uhd.edu>
Sent by: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
01/06/2004 12:41 PM

To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [R] dist(x,y)

Hi Ryszard!

There is a dist function in R.
It's in the mva package.
You can set the kind of distance that you want.

mailto:hodgess at gator.uhd.edu

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