Create List of Vectors in R (Example)
On this page you’ll learn how to construct a list of vectors in the R programming language.
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Let’s do this.
Example: Create List of Vectors Using list() Function
The following R code illustrates how to create a list containing different vectors in R.
First, let’s create some example vectors:
vec1 <- 1:5 # Create three example vectors vec2 <- letters[1:7] vec3 <- rep("x", 3)
The previous R code has created several vector objects, i.e. one numeric / integer vector and two character vectors.
Let’s combine these vectors in a list!
We can do that by specifying the names of our vectors within the list function:
my_list <- list(vec1, vec2, vec3) # Create list of vectors my_list # Print list of vectors # [] #  1 2 3 4 5 # # [] #  "a" "b" "c" "d" "e" "f" "g" # # [] #  "x" "x" "x" #
Have a look at the previous output of the RStudio console. It shows that we have created a list object containing three vectors each as a separate list element.
Video, Further Resources & Summary
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In addition, you may want to read some of the related R programming tutorials of this website:
- Create Data Frame where a Column is a List
- Create List of Data Frames in R
- Convert List of Vectors to Data Frame
- R Programming Overview
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