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A Primer on Vectors in R

Adrian Tam shows off one of the building blocks for R:

R is a language for programming with data. Unlike many other languages, the primitive data types in R are not scalars but vectors. Therefore, understanding how to deal with vectors is crucial to programming or reading the R code. In this post, you will learn about various vector operations in R. Specifically, you will know:

  • What are the fundamental data objects in R
  • How to work with vectors in R

This is often a little tricky for newcomers to the language to pick up, though if you’re already familiar with set-based operations in SQL, vector-based operations are fairly straightforward.