Re: [R] Error:length of dimnames [2] not equal to array extent ?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 03 Jul 2004 - 01:22:15 EST


Please use the debugging facilities to investigate further -- you have not even shown the traceback, let alone used dump.frames and the debugger.

On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, Robin Gruna wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I have the following problem:
> I want to perform a LDA with the function lda().
> My data object mat.data is a matrix with dimensions
>
> > dim(mat.data)
> [1] 1228 44
>
> and my grouping vector grp has length 1228:
>
> > length(grp)
> [1] 1228
>
> Every time I call lda(), the following error message occurs:
>
> > lda(mat.data,grp)
> Error in lda.default(x, grouping, ...) : length of dimnames [2] not equal to
> array extent

dimnames [2] are the column names. That's an error in dimnames<-.

> In order to find the error I created a matrix mat.test
>
> mat.test<-matrix(1:500,nrow=1228,ncol=44)
>
> with arbitrary entries an the same attributes as mat.data:
>
> > dimnames(mat.test)
> NULL
>
> > dimnames(mat.data)
> NULL
>
> But with the test object mat.test there occurs no error !
> Can somebody help me, this really makes me crazy,
> thanks,

Learning to debug R will alleviate the symptoms.

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