BiocGenerics (version 0.18.0)

cbind: Combine objects by rows or columns


cbind and rbind take one or more objects and combine them by columns or rows, respectively.

NOTE: This man page is for the cbind and rbind S4 generic functions defined in the BiocGenerics package. See ?base::cbind for the default methods (defined in the base package). Bioconductor packages can define specific methods for objects (typically vector-like or matrix-like) not supported by the default methods.


cbind(..., deparse.level=1) rbind(..., deparse.level=1)


One or more vector-like or matrix-like objects. These can be given as named arguments.
See ?base::cbind for a description of this argument.


See ?base::cbind for the value returned by the default methods.Specific methods defined in Bioconductor packages will typically return an object of the same class as the input objects.

See Also

  • base::cbind for the default cbind and rbind methods.

  • showMethods for displaying a summary of the methods defined for a given generic function.

  • selectMethod for getting the definition of a specific method.

  • cbind,DataFrame-method in the S4Vectors package for an example of a specific cbind method (defined for DataFrame objects).

  • BiocGenerics for a summary of all the generics defined in the BiocGenerics package.


Run this code
cbind  # note the dispatch on the '...' arg only
selectMethod("cbind", "ANY")  # the default method

rbind  # note the dispatch on the '...' arg only
selectMethod("rbind", "ANY")  # the default method

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