The methods `dimnames`

, `rownames`

,
`colnames`

and `basisnames`

and their
respective replacement form allow to get and set the
dimension names of the matrix factors in a NMF model.

`dimnames`

returns all the dimension names in a
single list. Its replacement form `dimnames<-`

allows to set all dimension names at once.

`rownames`

, `colnames`

and `basisnames`

provide separate access to each of these dimension names
respectively. Their respective replacement form allow to
set each dimension names separately.

The generic `basisnames<-`

simultaneously sets the
names of the basis components and coefficients of an
object, for which suitable `basis`

and `coef`

methods are defined.

basisnames(x, ...) basisnames(x, ...) <- value S4 (NMF) `dimnames`(x) S4 (NMF) `dimnames`(x) <- value

- x
- an object with suitable
`basis`

and`coef`

methods, such as an object that inherit from`NMF-class`

. - ...
- extra argument to allow extension.
- value
- a character vector, or
`NULL`

or, in the case of`dimnames<-`

, a list 2 or 3-length list of character vectors.

The function `basisnames`

is a new S4 generic
defined in the package NMF, that returns the names of the
basis components of an object. Its default method should
work for any object, that has a suitable `basis`

method defined for its class.

The method `dimnames`

is implemented for the base
generic `dimnames`

, which make the base
function `rownames`

and
`colnames`

work directly.

Overall, these methods behave as their equivalent on
`matrix`

objects. The function `basisnames<-`

ensures that the dimension names are handled in a
consistent way on both factors, enforcing the names on
both matrix factors simultaneously.

The function `basisnames<-`

is a new S4 generic
defined in the package NMF, that sets the names of the
basis components of an object. Its default method should
work for any object, that has suitable `basis<-`

and
`coef<-`

methods method defined for its class.

- basisnames
`signature(x = "ANY")`

: Default method which returns the column names of the basis matrix extracted from`x`

, using the`basis`

method.For NMF objects these also correspond to the row names of the coefficient matrix.

- basisnames<-
`signature(x = "ANY")`

: Default method which sets, respectively, the row and the column names of the basis matrix and coefficient matrix of`x`

to`value`

. - dimnames
`signature(x = "NMF")`

: Returns the dimension names of the NMF model`x`

.It returns either NULL if no dimnames are set on the object, or a 3-length list containing the row names of the basis matrix, the column names of the mixture coefficient matrix, and the column names of the basis matrix (i.e. the names of the basis components).

- dimnames<-
`signature(x = "NMF")`

: sets the dimension names of the NMF model`x`

.`value`

can be`NULL`

which resets all dimension names, or a 1, 2 or 3-length list providing names at least for the rows of the basis matrix.The optional second element of

`value`

(NULL if absent) is used to set the column names of the coefficient matrix. The optional third element of`value`

(NULL if absent) is used to set both the column names of the basis matrix and the row names of the coefficient matrix.