Re: diag()

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Subject: Re: diag()
From: Martin Maechler (maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch)
Date: Sat 04 Sep 1999 - 08:43:55 EST


Message-Id: <199909032243.AAA03262@sophie.ethz.ch>

PD> Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:
>> Your proposal has been (slightly improved) and commited for 0.64.1
PD> ^
PD> Um...

>> NEWS has
>>
>> o diag(x) now keeps names when appropriate and barfs when x is an
>> array.

PD> - unless it's of dimension 2, you mean.
yes..
PD> But is this really
PD> desirable for the 1d case? diag(array(1:9)) used to work like
PD> diag(1:9), but is now an error. E.g. the output of table() can be a
PD> 1d array.

I know.
But I think that people may expect something else from diag(<array>).
I don't mind letting the 1D case still go by, but certainly not d >= 3 !

Martin
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