boa.importMatrix {boa} | R Documentation |

## Import ASCII Data

### Description

Import data from an S numeric matrix object. The variables and iterations should appear in the columns and rows, respectively, of the matrix. The variable names and iteration numbers may be optionally specified in the dimnames of the matrix object. Otherwise, the iterations will be numbered 1..n, where n is the number of rows.

### Usage

```
boa.importMatrix(prefix)
```

### Arguments

`prefix` |
Character string giving the name of the S object. |

### Value

If the data is successfully imported, a matrix is returned whose columns and rows contain the monitored parameters and the MCMC iterations, respectively. The iteration numbers and parameter names are stored in the dimnames of the returned matrix. Otherwise, NULL is returned.

### Author(s)

Brian J. Smith

### See Also

`boa.chain.import`

, `boa.importASCII`

,
`boa.importBUGS`

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