How to Create a Vector in R

You can create a Vector in R using c() primitive function. In R, the Vector contains elements of the same type and the types can be logical, integer, double, character, complex or raw. You can create a Vector using c(). I have covered more Vector and Data Frame examples in R Programming Tutorial.

1. Create an R Vector

In R, Vector is a basic data structure that is used to store elements of the same data type. and the types can be logical, integer, double, character, complex or raw. R Vector is created by using c(). Let’s see syntax and create a vector.

2. Syntax of c()

Following is a syntax of c() function that is used to create a Vector in R.

# Syntax of c() function

3. Create a Vector Example

Now let’s create a vector using c() primitive function.

# Create Vectors
id <- c(10,11,12,13)
name <- c('sai','ram','deepika','sahithi')
dob <- as.Date(c('1990-10-02','1981-3-24','1987-6-14','1985-8-16'))

Here variables

  • id – Numeric Vector which stores the numeric values.
  • name – Character Vector which stores the character values.
  • dob – Date Vector which stores the date values.

The above example creates 3 Vectors, now let’s display the type of these Vector variables.

# Types of Vectors
> typeof(id)
#[1] "double"
> typeof(name)
#[1] "character"
> typeof(dob)
#[1] "double"

4. Conclusion

In this article, you have learned what is a Vector and how to create it by using c() primitive function and also learned the data types of these created Vectors.

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