Updated March 21, 2023
Introduction to R Vectors
R vectors are the simplest form of data structure that holds elements of primitive data types. R language supports a built-in function c() to create the vector-type variables and assign values to them. Also, there is ‘ : ‘ the operator is used to create and define the vector variable. To access the elements from the vector variable, the R language uses the index position, which starts with index 1 for the first element of the vector variable. These are highly used by the R programmer for storing and processing data. R language supports modifying and removing an element from the vector variables.
Single Element Vectors
The data created with one value is of the vector of length 1.
Multiple Element Vector
We can also create a vector with multiple values using the colon with numerical data.
v <- 5:10
Output: 5 6 7 8 9 10
The sequence of decimal values.
v <- 6.6:9.6
Output: 6.6 7.6 8.6 9.6
In the below example,11.4 will not be in the sequence, and it will be discarded as it doesn’t belong in the sequence.
v <- 3.8:8.4
Output: 3.8 4.8 5.8 6.8 7.8
This is a guide to R Vectors. Here we discuss the different types of vector functions with syntax and examples respectively. You may also have a look at the following articles to learn more –