# Naming Rows and Columns of a Matrix in R Programming – rownames() and colnames() Function

`rownames()` function in R Language is used to set the names to rows of a matrix.

Syntax:
rownames(x) <- value

Parameters:
x: Matrix
value: Vector of names to be set

Example:

 `# R program to provide a name ` `# to rows of a Matrix ` `    `  `# Creating a 3X3 Matrix ` `A ``=` `matrix(c(``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4``, ``5``, ``6``, ``7``, ``8``, ``9``), ``3``, ``3``, byrow ``=` `TRUE)  ` ` `  `# Calling rownames() Function ` `rownames(A) <``-` `letters[``1``:``3``] ` ` `  `print``(A)  `

Output:

```  [, 1] [, 2] [, 3]
a    1    2    3
b    4    5    6
c    7    8    9
```

#### colnames() Function

`colnames()` function in R Language is used to set the names to columns of a matrix.

Syntax:
colnames(x) <- value

Parameters:
x: Matrix
value: Vector of names to be set

Example:

 `# R program to provide a name ` `# to columns of a Matrix ` `    `  `# Creating a 3X3 Matrix ` `A ``=` `matrix(c(``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4``, ``5``, ``6``, ``7``, ``8``, ``9``), ``3``, ``3``, byrow ``=` `TRUE)  ` ` `  `# Calling colnames() Function ` `colnames(A) <``-` `letters[``1``:``3``] ` ` `  `print``(A)  `

Output:

```      a    b    c
[1, ] 1    2    3
[2, ] 4    5    6
[3, ] 7    8    9
```

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