for-Loop with Increments in R (Example) | Increment by Size / Step 2


In this R programming tutorial you’ll learn how to write for-loops with increments by 2.

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Example: for-Loop with Larger Increments Using seq() Function

The following R code shows how to use larger increments in a for-loop. For this, we can use the seq function to specify the sequence over which we want to loop. Have a look at the following R code:

for(i in seq(from = 1, to = 10, by = 2)) {    # Running for-loop
  print(paste("This is iteration No.", i))
# [1] "This is iteration No. 1"
# [1] "This is iteration No. 3"
# [1] "This is iteration No. 5"
# [1] "This is iteration No. 7"
# [1] "This is iteration No. 9"

As you can see based on the previous output of the RStudio console, we have looped with increments by the size of 2, i.e. we skipped every second step.


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