What is Matrix in R? Explained with Examples

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In this R Matrix Tutorial with examples, you will learn what is Matrix (matrices)? its features, its advantages, and how to use Matrix in real-time with sample examples. Also, you will learn how to create Matrix, modify its’ values, accessing its values.

All examples provided in this R Matrix are basic, simple, and easy to practice for beginners who are enthusiastic to learn R and advance their careers.

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1. What is R Matrix?

Matix is also called Matrices which is an R data structure that is used to store data in two-dimensional rows and columns. Below are some key points to know and remember about Matrix.

  • Matrices or Matrix is a data structure.
  • The matrix is two-dimensional.
  • It stores data in rows and columns.
  • All elements in Matrix should be of the same type (numeric, logical, character, etc.).
  • Matrix is a collection of two or more R Vectors.
  • R Data Frame is another data structure with two dimensional to store elements of different data types.

2. Create Matrix

By using the matrix() function you can create a matrix object in R Programming Language.

# Create R matrix
data <- c(10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)
mtx <- matrix(data,nrow=3,ncol=3,byrow=TRUE)

Yields below output.

     [,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,]   10   11   12
[2,]   13   14   15
[3,]   16   17   18

3. Access Values of Matrix

4. Modify Matrix Values


In this article, you have learned what is a matrix in R Programming? how to create it? and access its elements. Matrix is a data structure that is used to store values in two-dimensional rows and columns and all elements should be of the same basic type.

Naveen (NNK)

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