MOON - 1 year ago 50

R Question

Consider the code below:

`k <- c(.5, 1)`

What does c do here? I think it must be a list or vector. If it is, how can I extend this vector to contain 1024 values?

Answer Source

In R, the `c()`

function returns a vector (a one dimensional array).

In your example:

```
k <- c(0.5, 1) # k is a vector
k[1] # is 0.5 (remember, R indices start on 1)
k[2] # is 1
```

If you want to create a vector with 1024 entries (assuming 0.5 increments), you have at least two ways to do it:

```
# One way
k <- (1:1024) / 2 # this will be 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, ... , 512
# Another way:
k <- seq(0.5, 512, 0.5)
```

** Also** you can use

`c()`

to concatenate two vectors:```
k <- c(0.5, 1) # k = 0.5, 1
k <- c(k, 1.5) # k = 0.5, 1, 1.5
k <- c(k, c(2, 2.5)) # k = 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5
k <- c(k, k) # k = 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5
```

Please check the help for `c()`

and `seq`

function (in R: `?c`

and `?seq`

)

**Reference:**