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Computes the Aitchison scalar product of two compositions.

Usage

scalar(x, y, ...)

# S4 method for numeric,numeric
scalar(x, y)

# S4 method for CompositionMatrix,CompositionMatrix
scalar(x, y)

Arguments

x, y

A CompositionMatrix object.

...

Currently not used.

Value

A numeric vector.

See also

Other operations in the simplex: arithmetic, closure(), perturbation(), powering()

Author

N. Frerebeau

Examples

x <- as_composition(c(1, 2, 3))
y <- as_composition(c(1, 2, 1))

## Perturbation
perturbation(x, y)
#> <CompositionMatrix: 1 x 3>
#>       V1  V2    V3
#> S1 0.125 0.5 0.375
x + y
#> <CompositionMatrix: 1 x 3>
#>       V1  V2    V3
#> S1 0.125 0.5 0.375

## Powering
powering(y, 2)
#> <CompositionMatrix: 1 x 3>
#>           V1        V2        V3
#> S1 0.1666667 0.6666667 0.1666667
y * 2
#> <CompositionMatrix: 1 x 3>
#>           V1        V2        V3
#> S1 0.1666667 0.6666667 0.1666667

## Scalar product
scalar(x, y)
#> [1] 0.06646867