R Error: Unexpected Numeric Constant in X (2 Examples)

 

In this R tutorial you’ll learn how to handle the error message “unexpected numeric constant in X”.

The tutorial consists of the following content:

Here’s how to do it!

 

Example 1: Reproduce the Error – unexpected numeric constant in X

In this Example, I’ll illustrate how to reproduce the error “unexpected numeric constant in X” in the R programming language. Have a look at the following R code:

""5        # Reproducing the error
# Error: unexpected numeric constant in """5"

We first specified quotation marks indicating that we want to specify a character string. Afterwards, we just pasted a numeric value that was unexpected for R.

Let’s solve this problem…

 

Example 2: Fix the Error – unexpected numeric constant in X

In Example 2, I’ll show how to fix the error message “unexpected numeric constant in X”. We can either print our value as character by inserting it between the quotation marks…

"5"        # Print value as character
# "5"

…or we can print it as numeric value by removing the quotation marks:

5          # Print value as numeric
# 5

Looks good!

 

Video & Further Resources

Have a look at the following video of my YouTube channel. I’m explaining the R codes of the present tutorial in the video tutorial.

 

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To summarize: This tutorial illustrated how to deal with the error “unexpected numeric constant in X” in R. Let me know in the comments section below, if you have any additional questions.

 

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