```
# NOT RUN {
dim(diag(3))
diag(10, 3, 4) # guess what?
all(diag(1:3) == {m <- matrix(0,3,3); diag(m) <- 1:3; m})
## other "numeric"-like diagonal matrices :
diag(c(1i,2i)) # complex
diag(TRUE, 3) # logical
diag(as.raw(1:3)) # raw
(D2 <- diag(2:1, 4)); typeof(D2) # "integer"
require(stats)
## diag(<var-cov-matrix>) = variances
diag(var(M <- cbind(X = 1:5, Y = rnorm(5))))
#-> vector with names "X" and "Y"
rownames(M) <- c(colnames(M), rep("", 3))
M; diag(M) # named as well
diag(M, names = FALSE) # w/o names
# }
```

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