[R] matrix multiplication question
Tsjerk Wassenaar
tsjerkw at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 08:25:42 CEST 2008
Hi Murali,
So, the solution to your problem will be to explicitly convert your
matrix to a numeric matrix. Maybe matrix (?matrix) will do, or you'll
also have to use as.numeric (?as.numeric).
The strings on the left seem to me to be the row labels, right..?, not
elements in the matrix/table.
As a newbie, the thing you probably have to get used to/read up with
is the distinction between tables, which can contain any sort of data
and can not always be used in matrix calculations and (numeric)
matrices/vectors.
Cheers,
Tsjerk
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:47 AM, Murali K <murali.jnu1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a newcomer to R and therefore apologize for posting such a
> basic question. I am
> trying to multiply 2 matrices t(X1)%*%X1, where t(X1) is:
>
>
> 1 2 3 4 5 8 12 13 20 24 26 27 31 33 34 36 37 40 41 42 45 46
> 47 48 49
> ones 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
> 1 1 1 1 1
> Shadow 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
> 0 1 0 1 0
>
> However, when I try to perform this operation, I obtain:
> Error in t(X1) %*% X1 : requires numeric matrix/vector arguments
>
> Can someone please tell me what I seem to be doing wrong? thanks.
>
> Sincerely,
> Murali Kuchibhotla
>
>
> Murali Kuchibhotla
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