Computes the matrix of distances between all pairs of points in a set of points
## S3 method for class 'default': pairdist(X, Y=NULL, \dots, method="C")
- Arguments specifying the coordinates of a set of points.
Ywould be numeric vectors of equal length. Alternatively
Ymay be omitted and
Xmay be a list with two components
- String specifying which method of calculation to use.
"interpreted". Usually not specified.
Given the coordinates of a set of points,
this function computes the Euclidean distances between all pairs of
points, and returns the matrix of distances.
It is a method for the generic function
Y must determine
the coordinates of a set of points. Typically
Y would be numeric vectors of equal length. Alternatively
Y may be omitted and
X may be a list with two components
y, or a matrix or data frame with two columns.
method is not normally used. It is
retained only for checking the validity of the software.
method = "interpreted" then the distances are
computed using interpreted R code only. If
(the default) then C code is used. The C code is somewhat faster.
- A square matrix whose
[i,j]entry is the distance between the points numbered
x <- runif(100) y <- runif(100) d <- pairdist(x, y) d <- pairdist(cbind(x,y))