R – Overview
R is a programming language and software environment for statistical analysis, graphics representation and reporting. R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and is currently developed by the R Development Core Team.
The core of R is an interpreted computer language which allows branching and looping as well as modular programming using functions. R allows integration with the procedures written in the C, C++, .Net, Python or FORTRAN languages for efficiency.
R is freely available under the GNU General Public License, and precompiled binary versions are provided for various operating systems like Linux, Windows and Mac.
R is free software distributed under a GNUstyle copy left, and an official part of the GNU project called GNU S.
Evolution of R
R was initially written by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the Department of Statistics of the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. R made its first appearance in 1993.
 A large group of individuals has contributed to R by sending code and bug reports.
 Since mid1997 there has been a core group (the “R Core Team”) who can modify the R source code archive.
Features of R
As stated earlier, R is a programming language and software environment for statistical analysis, graphics representation and reporting. The following are the important features of R −
 R is a welldeveloped, simple and effective programming language which includes conditionals, loops, user defined recursive functions and input and output facilities.
 R has an effective data handling and storage facility,
 R provides a suite of operators for calculations on arrays, lists, vectors and matrices.
 R provides a large, coherent and integrated collection of tools for data analysis.
 R provides graphical facilities for data analysis and display either directly at the computer or printing at the papers.
As a conclusion, R is world’s most widely used statistics programming language. It’s the # 1 choice of data scientists and supported by a vibrant and talented community of contributors. R is taught in universities and deployed in mission critical business applications. This tutorial will teach you R programming along with suitable examples in simple and easy steps.
R – Environment Setup
Try it Option Online
You really do not need to set up your own environment to start learning R programming language. Reason is very simple, we already have set up R Programming environment online, so that you can compile and execute all the available examples online at the same time when you are doing your theory work. This gives you confidence in what you are reading and to check the result with different options. Feel free to modify any example and execute it online.
Try the following example using Try it option at the website available at the top right corner of the below sample code box −
# Print Hello World.
print("Hello World")
# Add two numbers.
print(23.9 + 11.6)
For most of the examples given in this tutorial, you will find Try itoption at the website, so just make use of it and enjoy your learning.
Local Environment Setup
If you are still willing to set up your environment for R, you can follow the steps given below.
Windows Installation
You can download the Windows installer version of R from R3.2.2 for Windows (32/64 bit) and save it in a local directory.
As it is a Windows installer (.exe) with a name “Rversionwin.exe”. You can just double click and run the installer accepting the default settings. If your Windows is 32bit version, it installs the 32bit version. But if your windows is 64bit, then it installs both the 32bit and 64bit versions.
After installation you can locate the icon to run the Program in a directory structure “R\R3.2.2\bin\i386\Rgui.exe” under the Windows Program Files. Clicking this icon brings up the RGUI which is the R console to do R Programming.
Linux Installation
R is available as a binary for many versions of Linux at the location R Binaries.
The instruction to install Linux varies from flavor to flavor. These steps are mentioned under each type of Linux version in the mentioned link. However, if you are in a hurry, then you can use yum command to install R as follows −
$ yum install R
Above command will install core functionality of R programming along with standard packages, still you need additional package, then you can launch R prompt as follows −
$ R
R version 3.2.0 (20150416)  "Full of Ingredients"
Copyright (C) 2015 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Platform: x86_64redhatlinuxgnu (64bit)
R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
Type 'contributors()' for more information and
'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.
Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for online help, or
'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
Type 'q()' to quit R.
>
Now you can use install command at R prompt to install the required package. For example, the following command will install plotrix package which is required for 3D charts.
> install("plotrix")
R – Basic Syntax
As a convention, we will start learning R programming by writing a “Hello, World!” program. Depending on the needs, you can program either at R command prompt or you can use an R script file to write your program. Let’s check both one by one.
R Command Prompt
Once you have R environment setup, then it’s easy to start your R command prompt by just typing the following command at your command prompt −
$ R
This will launch R interpreter and you will get a prompt > where you can start typing your program as follows −
> myString < "Hello, World!"
> print ( myString)
[1] "Hello, World!"
Here first statement defines a string variable myString, where we assign a string “Hello, World!” and then next statement print() is being used to print the value stored in variable myString.
R Script File
Usually, you will do your programming by writing your programs in script files and then you execute those scripts at your command prompt with the help of R interpreter called Rscript. So let’s start with writing following code in a text file called test.R as under −
# My first program in R Programming
myString < "Hello, World!"
print ( myString)
Save the above code in a file test.R and execute it at Linux command prompt as given below. Even if you are using Windows or other system, syntax will remain same.
$ Rscript test.R
When we run the above program, it produces the following result.
[1] "Hello, World!"
Comments
Comments are like helping text in your R program and they are ignored by the interpreter while executing your actual program. Single comment is written using # in the beginning of the statement as follows −
# My first program in R Programming
R does not support multiline comments but you can perform a trick which is something as follows −
if(FALSE) {
"This is a demo for multiline comments and it should be put inside either a single
OR double quote"
}
myString < "Hello, World!"
print ( myString)
Though above comments will be executed by R interpreter, they will not interfere with your actual program. You should put such comments inside, either single or double quote.
R – Data Types
Generally, while doing programming in any programming language, you need to use various variables to store various information. Variables are nothing but reserved memory locations to store values. This means that, when you create a variable you reserve some space in memory.
You may like to store information of various data types like character, wide character, integer, floating point, double floating point, Boolean etc. Based on the data type of a variable, the operating system allocates memory and decides what can be stored in the reserved memory.
In contrast to other programming languages like C and java in R, the variables are not declared as some data type. The variables are assigned with RObjects and the data type of the Robject becomes the data type of the variable. There are many types of Robjects. The frequently used ones are −
 Vectors
 Lists
 Matrices
 Arrays
 Factors
 Data Frames
The simplest of these objects is the vector object and there are six data types of these atomic vectors, also termed as six classes of vectors. The other RObjects are built upon the atomic vectors.
Data Type 
Example 
Verify 
Logical 
TRUE, FALSE 
v < TRUE
print(class(v))
it produces the following result −
[1] "logical"

Numeric 
12.3, 5, 999 
v < 23.5
print(class(v))
it produces the following result −
[1] "numeric"

Integer 
2L, 34L, 0L 
v < 2L
print(class(v))
it produces the following result −
[1] "integer"

Complex 
3 + 2i 
v < 2+5i
print(class(v))
it produces the following result −
[1] "complex"

Character 
‘a’ , ‘”good”, “TRUE”, ‘23.4’ 
v < "TRUE"
print(class(v))
it produces the following result −
[1] "character"

Raw 
“Hello” is stored as 48 65 6c 6c 6f 
v < charToRaw("Hello")
print(class(v))
it produces the following result −
[1] "raw"

In R programming, the very basic data types are the Robjects called vectorswhich hold elements of different classes as shown above. Please note in R the number of classes is not confined to only the above six types. For example, we can use many atomic vectors and create an array whose class will become array.
Vectors
When you want to create vector with more than one element, you should usec() function which means to combine the elements into a vector.
# Create a vector.
apple < c('red','green',"yellow")
print(apple)
# Get the class of the vector.
print(class(apple))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "red" "green" "yellow"
[1] "character"
Lists
A list is an Robject which can contain many different types of elements inside it like vectors, functions and even another list inside it.
# Create a list.
list1 < list(c(2,5,3),21.3,sin)
# Print the list.
print(list1)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[[1]]
[1] 2 5 3
[[2]]
[1] 21.3
[[3]]
function (x) .Primitive("sin")
Matrices
A matrix is a twodimensional rectangular data set. It can be created using a vector input to the matrix function.
# Create a matrix.
M = matrix( c('a','a','b','c','b','a'), nrow = 2, ncol = 3, byrow = TRUE)
print(M)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] "a" "a" "b"
[2,] "c" "b" "a"
Arrays
While matrices are confined to two dimensions, arrays can be of any number of dimensions. The array function takes a dim attribute which creates the required number of dimension. In the below example we create an array with two elements which are 3×3 matrices each.
# Create an array.
a < array(c('green','yellow'),dim = c(3,3,2))
print(a)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
, , 1
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] "green" "yellow" "green"
[2,] "yellow" "green" "yellow"
[3,] "green" "yellow" "green"
, , 2
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] "yellow" "green" "yellow"
[2,] "green" "yellow" "green"
[3,] "yellow" "green" "yellow"
Factors
Factors are the robjects which are created using a vector. It stores the vector along with the distinct values of the elements in the vector as labels. The labels are always character irrespective of whether it is numeric or character or Boolean etc. in the input vector. They are useful in statistical modeling.
Factors are created using the factor() function.The nlevels functions gives the count of levels.
# Create a vector.
apple_colors < c('green','green','yellow','red','red','red','green')
# Create a factor object.
factor_apple < factor(apple_colors)
# Print the factor.
print(factor_apple)
print(nlevels(factor_apple))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] green green yellow red red red yellow green
Levels: green red yellow
# applying the nlevels function we can know the number of distinct values
[1] 3
Data Frames
Data frames are tabular data objects. Unlike a matrix in data frame each column can contain different modes of data. The first column can be numeric while the second column can be character and third column can be logical. It is a list of vectors of equal length.
Data Frames are created using the data.frame() function.
# Create the data frame.
BMI < data.frame(
gender = c("Male", "Male","Female"),
height = c(152, 171.5, 165),
weight = c(81,93, 78),
Age = c(42,38,26)
)
print(BMI)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
gender height weight Age
1 Male 152.0 81 42
2 Male 171.5 93 38
3 Female 165.0 78 26
R – Variables
A variable provides us with named storage that our programs can manipulate. A variable in R can store an atomic vector, group of atomic vectors or a combination of many Robjects. A valid variable name consists of letters, numbers and the dot or underline characters. The variable name starts with a letter or the dot not followed by a number.
Variable Name 
Validity 
Reason 
var_name2. 
valid 
Has letters, numbers, dot and underscore 
var_name% 
Invalid 
Has the character ‘%’. Only dot(.) and underscore allowed. 
2var_name 
invalid 
Starts with a number 
.var_name ,
var.name 
valid 
Can start with a dot(.) but the dot(.)should not be followed by a number. 
.2var_name 
invalid 
The starting dot is followed by a number making it invalid. 
_var_name 
invalid 
Starts with _ which is not valid 
Variable Assignment
The variables can be assigned values using leftward, rightward and equal to operator. The values of the variables can be printed using print() orcat()function. The cat() function combines multiple items into a continuous print output.
# Assignment using equal operator.
var.1 = c(0,1,2,3)
# Assignment using leftward operator.
var.2 < c("learn","R")
# Assignment using rightward operator.
c(TRUE,1) > var.3
print(var.1)
cat ("var.1 is ", var.1 ,"\n")
cat ("var.2 is ", var.2 ,"\n")
cat ("var.3 is ", var.3 ,"\n")
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 0 1 2 3
var.1 is 0 1 2 3
var.2 is learn R
var.3 is 1 1
Note − The vector c(TRUE,1) has a mix of logical and numeric class. So logical class is coerced to numeric class making TRUE as 1.
Data Type of a Variable
In R, a variable itself is not declared of any data type, rather it gets the data type of the R – object assigned to it. So R is called a dynamically typed language, which means that we can change a variable’s data type of the same variable again and again when using it in a program.
var_x < "Hello"
cat("The class of var_x is ",class(var_x),"\n")
var_x < 34.5
cat(" Now the class of var_x is ",class(var_x),"\n")
var_x < 27L
cat(" Next the class of var_x becomes ",class(var_x),"\n")
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
The class of var_x is character
Now the class of var_x is numeric
Next the class of var_x becomes integer
Finding Variables
To know all the variables currently available in the workspace we use the ls()function. Also the ls() function can use patterns to match the variable names.
print(ls())
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "my var" "my_new_var" "my_var" "var.1"
[5] "var.2" "var.3" "var.name" "var_name2."
[9] "var_x" "varname"
Note − It is a sample output depending on what variables are declared in your environment.
The ls() function can use patterns to match the variable names.
# List the variables starting with the pattern "var".
print(ls(pattern = "var"))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "my var" "my_new_var" "my_var" "var.1"
[5] "var.2" "var.3" "var.name" "var_name2."
[9] "var_x" "varname"
The variables starting with dot(.) are hidden, they can be listed using “all.names = TRUE” argument to ls() function.
print(ls(all.name = TRUE))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] ".cars" ".Random.seed" ".var_name" ".varname" ".varname2"
[6] "my var" "my_new_var" "my_var" "var.1" "var.2"
[11]"var.3" "var.name" "var_name2." "var_x"
Deleting Variables
Variables can be deleted by using the rm() function. Below we delete the variable var.3. On printing the value of the variable error is thrown.
rm(var.3)
print(var.3)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "var.3"
Error in print(var.3) : object 'var.3' not found
All the variables can be deleted by using the rm() and ls() function together.
rm(list = ls())
print(ls())
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
character(0)
R – Operators
An operator is a symbol that tells the compiler to perform specific mathematical or logical manipulations. R language is rich in builtin operators and provides following types of operators.
Types of Operators
We have the following types of operators in R programming −
 Arithmetic Operators
 Relational Operators
 Logical Operators
 Assignment Operators
 Miscellaneous Operators
Arithmetic Operators
Following table shows the arithmetic operators supported by R language. The operators act on each element of the vector.
Operator 
Description 
Example 
+ 
Adds two vectors 
v < c( 2,5.5,6)
t < c(8, 3, 4)
print(v+t)
it produces the following result −
[1] 10.0 8.5 10.0

− 
Subtracts second vector from the first 
v < c( 2,5.5,6)
t < c(8, 3, 4)
print(vt)
it produces the following result −
[1] 6.0 2.5 2.0

* 
Multiplies both vectors 
v < c( 2,5.5,6)
t < c(8, 3, 4)
print(v*t)
it produces the following result −
[1] 16.0 16.5 24.0

/ 
Divide the first vector with the second 
v < c( 2,5.5,6)
t < c(8, 3, 4)
print(v/t)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 0.250000 1.833333 1.500000

%% 
Give the remainder of the first vector with the second 
v < c( 2,5.5,6)
t < c(8, 3, 4)
print(v%%t)
it produces the following result −
[1] 2.0 2.5 2.0

%/% 
The result of division of first vector with second (quotient) 
v < c( 2,5.5,6)
t < c(8, 3, 4)
print(v%/%t)
it produces the following result −
[1] 0 1 1

^ 
The first vector raised to the exponent of second vector 
v < c( 2,5.5,6)
t < c(8, 3, 4)
print(v^t)
it produces the following result −
[1] 256.000 166.375 1296.000

Relational Operators
Following table shows the relational operators supported by R language. Each element of the first vector is compared with the corresponding element of the second vector. The result of comparison is a Boolean value.
Operator 
Description 
Example 
> 
Checks if each element of the first vector is greater than the corresponding element of the second vector. 
v < c(2,5.5,6,9)
t < c(8,2.5,14,9)
print(v>t)
it produces the following result −
[1] FALSE TRUE FALSE FALSE

< 
Checks if each element of the first vector is less than the corresponding element of the second vector. 
v < c(2,5.5,6,9)
t < c(8,2.5,14,9)
print(v < t)
it produces the following result −
[1] TRUE FALSE TRUE FALSE

== 
Checks if each element of the first vector is equal to the corresponding element of the second vector. 
v < c(2,5.5,6,9)
t < c(8,2.5,14,9)
print(v == t)
it produces the following result −
[1] FALSE FALSE FALSE TRUE

<= 
Checks if each element of the first vector is less than or equal to the corresponding element of the second vector. 
v < c(2,5.5,6,9)
t < c(8,2.5,14,9)
print(v<=t)
it produces the following result −
[1] TRUE FALSE TRUE TRUE

>= 
Checks if each element of the first vector is greater than or equal to the corresponding element of the second vector. 
v < c(2,5.5,6,9)
t < c(8,2.5,14,9)
print(v>=t)
it produces the following result −
[1] FALSE TRUE FALSE TRUE

!= 
Checks if each element of the first vector is unequal to the corresponding element of the second vector. 
v < c(2,5.5,6,9)
t < c(8,2.5,14,9)
print(v!=t)
it produces the following result −
[1] TRUE TRUE TRUE FALSE

Logical Operators
Following table shows the logical operators supported by R language. It is applicable only to vectors of type logical, numeric or complex. All numbers greater than 1 are considered as logical value TRUE.
Each element of the first vector is compared with the corresponding element of the second vector. The result of comparison is a Boolean value.
Operator 
Description 
Example 
& 
It is called Elementwise Logical AND operator. It combines each element of the first vector with the corresponding element of the second vector and gives a output TRUE if both the elements are TRUE. 
v < c(3,1,TRUE,2+3i)
t < c(4,1,FALSE,2+3i)
print(v&t)
it produces the following result −
[1] TRUE TRUE FALSE TRUE

 
It is called Elementwise Logical OR operator. It combines each element of the first vector with the corresponding element of the second vector and gives a output TRUE if one the elements is TRUE. 
v < c(3,0,TRUE,2+2i)
t < c(4,0,FALSE,2+3i)
print(vt)
it produces the following result −
[1] TRUE FALSE TRUE TRUE

! 
It is called Logical NOT operator. Takes each element of the vector and gives the opposite logical value. 
v < c(3,0,TRUE,2+2i)
print(!v)
it produces the following result −
[1] FALSE TRUE FALSE FALSE

The logical operator && and  considers only the first element of the vectors and give a vector of single element as output.
Operator 
Description 
Example 
&& 
Called Logical AND operator. Takes first element of both the vectors and gives the TRUE only if both are TRUE. 
v < c(3,0,TRUE,2+2i)
t < c(1,3,TRUE,2+3i)
print(v&&t)
it produces the following result −
[1] TRUE

 
Called Logical OR operator. Takes first element of both the vectors and gives the TRUE only if both are TRUE. 
v < c(0,0,TRUE,2+2i)
t < c(0,3,TRUE,2+3i)
print(vt)
it produces the following result −
[1] FALSE

Assignment Operators
These operators are used to assign values to vectors.
Operator 
Description 
Example 
<−
or
=
or
<<− 
Called Left Assignment 
v1 < c(3,1,TRUE,2+3i)
v2 << c(3,1,TRUE,2+3i)
v3 = c(3,1,TRUE,2+3i)
print(v1)
print(v2)
print(v3)
it produces the following result −
[1] 3+0i 1+0i 1+0i 2+3i
[1] 3+0i 1+0i 1+0i 2+3i
[1] 3+0i 1+0i 1+0i 2+3i

>
or
>> 
Called Right Assignment 
c(3,1,TRUE,2+3i) > v1
c(3,1,TRUE,2+3i) >> v2
print(v1)
print(v2)
it produces the following result −
[1] 3+0i 1+0i 1+0i 2+3i
[1] 3+0i 1+0i 1+0i 2+3i

Miscellaneous Operators
These operators are used to for specific purpose and not general mathematical or logical computation.
Operator 
Description 
Example 
: 
Colon operator. It creates the series of numbers in sequence for a vector. 
v < 2:8
print(v)
it produces the following result −
[1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

%in% 
This operator is used to identify if an element belongs to a vector. 
v1 < 8
v2 < 12
t < 1:10
print(v1 %in% t)
print(v2 %in% t)
it produces the following result −
[1] TRUE
[1] FALSE

%*% 
This operator is used to multiply a matrix with its transpose. 
M = matrix( c(2,6,5,1,10,4), nrow = 2,ncol = 3,byrow = TRUE)
t = M %*% t(M)
print(t)
it produces the following result −
[,1] [,2]
[1,] 65 82
[2,] 82 117

R – Decision making
Decision making structures require the programmer to specify one or more conditions to be evaluated or tested by the program, along with a statement or statements to be executed if the condition is determined to be true, and optionally, other statements to be executed if the condition is determined to befalse.
Following is the general form of a typical decision making structure found in most of the programming languages −
R provides the following types of decision making statements. Click the following links to check their detail.
Sr.No. 
Statement & Description 
1 
if statementAn if statement consists of a Boolean expression followed by one or more statements. 
2 
if…else statementAn if statement can be followed by an optional else statement, which executes when the Boolean expression is false. 
3 
switch statementA switch statement allows a variable to be tested for equality against a list of values. 
R – Loops
There may be a situation when you need to execute a block of code several number of times. In general, statements are executed sequentially. The first statement in a function is executed first, followed by the second, and so on.
Programming languages provide various control structures that allow for more complicated execution paths.
A loop statement allows us to execute a statement or group of statements multiple times and the following is the general form of a loop statement in most of the programming languages −
R programming language provides the following kinds of loop to handle looping requirements. Click the following links to check their detail.
Sr.No. 
Loop Type & Description 
1 
repeat loopExecutes a sequence of statements multiple times and abbreviates the code that manages the loop variable. 
2 
while loopRepeats a statement or group of statements while a given condition is true. It tests the condition before executing the loop body. 
3 
for loopLike a while statement, except that it tests the condition at the end of the loop body. 
Loop Control Statements
Loop control statements change execution from its normal sequence. When execution leaves a scope, all automatic objects that were created in that scope are destroyed.
R supports the following control statements. Click the following links to check their detail.
Sr.No. 
Control Statement & Description 
1 
break statementTerminates the loop statement and transfers execution to the statement immediately following the loop. 
2 
Next statementThe next statement simulates the behavior of R switch. 
R – Functions
A function is a set of statements organized together to perform a specific task. R has a large number of inbuilt functions and the user can create their own functions.
In R, a function is an object so the R interpreter is able to pass control to the function, along with arguments that may be necessary for the function to accomplish the actions.
The function in turn performs its task and returns control to the interpreter as well as any result which may be stored in other objects.
Function Definition
An R function is created by using the keyword function. The basic syntax of an R function definition is as follows −
function_name < function(arg_1, arg_2, ...) {
Function body
}
Function Components
The different parts of a function are −
 Function Name − This is the actual name of the function. It is stored in R environment as an object with this name.
 Arguments − An argument is a placeholder. When a function is invoked, you pass a value to the argument. Arguments are optional; that is, a function may contain no arguments. Also arguments can have default values.
 Function Body − The function body contains a collection of statements that defines what the function does.
 Return Value − The return value of a function is the last expression in the function body to be evaluated.
R has many inbuilt functions which can be directly called in the program without defining them first. We can also create and use our own functions referred as user defined functions.
Builtin Function
Simple examples of inbuilt functions are seq(), mean(), max(), sum(x) andpaste(…) etc. They are directly called by user written programs. You can refermost widely used R functions.
# Create a sequence of numbers from 32 to 44.
print(seq(32,44))
# Find mean of numbers from 25 to 82.
print(mean(25:82))
# Find sum of numbers frm 41 to 68.
print(sum(41:68))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
[1] 53.5
[1] 1526
Userdefined Function
We can create userdefined functions in R. They are specific to what a user wants and once created they can be used like the builtin functions. Below is an example of how a function is created and used.
# Create a function to print squares of numbers in sequence.
new.function < function(a) {
for(i in 1:a) {
b < i^2
print(b)
}
}
Calling a Function
# Create a function to print squares of numbers in sequence.
new.function < function(a) {
for(i in 1:a) {
b < i^2
print(b)
}
}
# Call the function new.function supplying 6 as an argument.
new.function(6)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 1
[1] 4
[1] 9
[1] 16
[1] 25
[1] 36
Calling a Function without an Argument
# Create a function without an argument.
new.function < function() {
for(i in 1:5) {
print(i^2)
}
}
# Call the function without supplying an argument.
new.function()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 1
[1] 4
[1] 9
[1] 16
[1] 25
Calling a Function with Argument Values (by position and by name)
The arguments to a function call can be supplied in the same sequence as defined in the function or they can be supplied in a different sequence but assigned to the names of the arguments.
# Create a function with arguments.
new.function < function(a,b,c) {
result < a * b + c
print(result)
}
# Call the function by position of arguments.
new.function(5,3,11)
# Call the function by names of the arguments.
new.function(a = 11, b = 5, c = 3)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 26
[1] 58
Calling a Function with Default Argument
We can define the value of the arguments in the function definition and call the function without supplying any argument to get the default result. But we can also call such functions by supplying new values of the argument and get non default result.
# Create a function with arguments.
new.function < function(a = 3, b = 6) {
result < a * b
print(result)
}
# Call the function without giving any argument.
new.function()
# Call the function with giving new values of the argument.
new.function(9,5)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 18
[1] 45
Lazy Evaluation of Function
Arguments to functions are evaluated lazily, which means so they are evaluated only when needed by the function body.
# Create a function with arguments.
new.function < function(a, b) {
print(a^2)
print(a)
print(b)
}
# Evaluate the function without supplying one of the arguments.
new.function(6)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 36
[1] 6
Error in print(b) : argument "b" is missing, with no default
R – Strings
Any value written within a pair of single quote or double quotes in R is treated as a string. Internally R stores every string within double quotes, even when you create them with single quote.
Rules Applied in String Construction
 The quotes at the beginning and end of a string should be both double quotes or both single quote. They can not be mixed.
 Double quotes can be inserted into a string starting and ending with single quote.
 Single quote can be inserted into a string starting and ending with double quotes.
 Double quotes can not be inserted into a string starting and ending with double quotes.
 Single quote can not be inserted into a string starting and ending with single quote.
Examples of Valid Strings
Following examples clarify the rules about creating a string in R.
a < 'Start and end with single quote'
print(a)
b < "Start and end with double quotes"
print(b)
c < "single quote ' in between double quotes"
print(c)
d < 'Double quotes " in between single quote'
print(d)
When the above code is run we get the following output −
[1] "Start and end with single quote"
[1] "Start and end with double quotes"
[1] "single quote ' in between double quote"
[1] "Double quote \" in between single quote"
Examples of Invalid Strings
e < 'Mixed quotes"
print(e)
f < 'Single quote ' inside single quote'
print(f)
g < "Double quotes " inside double quotes"
print(g)
When we run the script it fails giving below results.
...: unexpected INCOMPLETE_STRING
.... unexpected symbol
1: f < 'Single quote ' inside
unexpected symbol
1: g < "Double quotes " inside
String Manipulation
Concatenating Strings – paste() function
Many strings in R are combined using the paste() function. It can take any number of arguments to be combined together.
Syntax
The basic syntax for paste function is −
paste(..., sep = " ", collapse = NULL)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 … represents any number of arguments to be combined.
 sep represents any separator between the arguments. It is optional.
 collapse is used to eliminate the space in between two strings. But not the space within two words of one string.
Example
a < "Hello"
b < 'How'
c < "are you? "
print(paste(a,b,c))
print(paste(a,b,c, sep = ""))
print(paste(a,b,c, sep = "", collapse = ""))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "Hello How are you? "
[1] "HelloHoware you? "
[1] "HelloHoware you? "
Formatting numbers & strings – format() function
Numbers and strings can be formatted to a specific style using format()function.
Syntax
The basic syntax for format function is −
format(x, digits, nsmall, scientific, width, justify = c("left", "right", "centre", "none"))
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 x is the vector input.
 digits is the total number of digits displayed.
 nsmall is the minimum number of digits to the right of the decimal point.
 scientific is set to TRUE to display scientific notation.
 width indicates the minimum width to be displayed by padding blanks in the beginning.
 justify is the display of the string to left, right or center.
Example
# Total number of digits displayed. Last digit rounded off.
result < format(23.123456789, digits = 9)
print(result)
# Display numbers in scientific notation.
result < format(c(6, 13.14521), scientific = TRUE)
print(result)
# The minimum number of digits to the right of the decimal point.
result < format(23.47, nsmall = 5)
print(result)
# Format treats everything as a string.
result < format(6)
print(result)
# Numbers are padded with blank in the beginning for width.
result < format(13.7, width = 6)
print(result)
# Left justify strings.
result < format("Hello", width = 8, justify = "l")
print(result)
# Justfy string with center.
result < format("Hello", width = 8, justify = "c")
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "23.1234568"
[1] "6.000000e+00" "1.314521e+01"
[1] "23.47000"
[1] "6"
[1] " 13.7"
[1] "Hello "
[1] " Hello "
Counting number of characters in a string – nchar() function
This function counts the number of characters including spaces in a string.
Syntax
The basic syntax for nchar() function is −
nchar(x)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
Example
result < nchar("Count the number of characters")
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 30
Changing the case – toupper() & tolower() functions
These functions change the case of characters of a string.
Syntax
The basic syntax for toupper() & tolower() function is −
toupper(x)
tolower(x)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
Example
# Changing to Upper case.
result < toupper("Changing To Upper")
print(result)
# Changing to lower case.
result < tolower("Changing To Lower")
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "CHANGING TO UPPER"
[1] "changing to lower"
Extracting parts of a string – substring() function
This function extracts parts of a String.
Syntax
The basic syntax for substring() function is −
substring(x,first,last)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 x is the character vector input.
 first is the position of the first character to be extracted.
 last is the position of the last character to be extracted.
Example
# Extract characters from 5th to 7th position.
result < substring("Extract", 5, 7)
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "act"
R – Vectors
Vectors are the most basic R data objects and there are six types of atomic vectors. They are logical, integer, double, complex, character and raw.
Vector Creation
Single Element Vector
Even when you write just one value in R, it becomes a vector of length 1 and belongs to one of the above vector types.
# Atomic vector of type character.
print("abc");
# Atomic vector of type double.
print(12.5)
# Atomic vector of type integer.
print(63L)
# Atomic vector of type logical.
print(TRUE)
# Atomic vector of type complex.
print(2+3i)
# Atomic vector of type raw.
print(charToRaw('hello'))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "abc"
[1] 12.5
[1] 63
[1] TRUE
[1] 2+3i
[1] 68 65 6c 6c 6f
Multiple Elements Vector
Using colon operator with numeric data
# Creating a sequence from 5 to 13.
v < 5:13
print(v)
# Creating a sequence from 6.6 to 12.6.
v < 6.6:12.6
print(v)
# If the final element specified does not belong to the sequence then it is discarded.
v < 3.8:11.4
print(v)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
[1] 6.6 7.6 8.6 9.6 10.6 11.6 12.6
[1] 3.8 4.8 5.8 6.8 7.8 8.8 9.8 10.8
Using sequence (Seq.) operator
# Create vector with elements from 5 to 9 incrementing by 0.4.
print(seq(5, 9, by = 0.4))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 5.0 5.4 5.8 6.2 6.6 7.0 7.4 7.8 8.2 8.6 9.0
Using the c() function
The noncharacter values are coerced to character type if one of the elements is a character.
# The logical and numeric values are converted to characters.
s < c('apple','red',5,TRUE)
print(s)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "apple" "red" "5" "TRUE"
Accessing Vector Elements
Elements of a Vector are accessed using indexing. The [ ] brackets are used for indexing. Indexing starts with position 1. Giving a negative value in the index drops that element from result.TRUE, FALSE or 0 and 1 can also be used for indexing.
# Accessing vector elements using position.
t < c("Sun","Mon","Tue","Wed","Thurs","Fri","Sat")
u < t[c(2,3,6)]
print(u)
# Accessing vector elements using logical indexing.
v < t[c(TRUE,FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,TRUE,FALSE)]
print(v)
# Accessing vector elements using negative indexing.
x < t[c(2,5)]
print(x)
# Accessing vector elements using 0/1 indexing.
y < t[c(0,0,0,0,0,0,1)]
print(y)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "Mon" "Tue" "Fri"
[1] "Sun" "Fri"
[1] "Sun" "Tue" "Wed" "Fri" "Sat"
[1] "Sun"
Vector Manipulation
Vector arithmetic
Two vectors of same length can be added, subtracted, multiplied or divided giving the result as a vector output.
# Create two vectors.
v1 < c(3,8,4,5,0,11)
v2 < c(4,11,0,8,1,2)
# Vector addition.
add.result < v1+v2
print(add.result)
# Vector substraction.
sub.result < v1v2
print(sub.result)
# Vector multiplication.
multi.result < v1*v2
print(multi.result)
# Vector division.
divi.result < v1/v2
print(divi.result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 7 19 4 13 1 13
[1] 1 3 4 3 1 9
[1] 12 88 0 40 0 22
[1] 0.7500000 0.7272727 Inf 0.6250000 0.0000000 5.5000000
Vector element recycling
If we apply arithmetic operations to two vectors of unequal length, then the elements of the shorter vector are recycled to complete the operations.
v1 < c(3,8,4,5,0,11)
v2 < c(4,11)
# V2 becomes c(4,11,4,11,4,11)
add.result < v1+v2
print(add.result)
sub.result < v1v2
print(sub.result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 7 19 8 16 4 22
[1] 1 3 0 6 4 0
Vector Element Sorting
Elements in a vector can be sorted using the sort() function.
v < c(3,8,4,5,0,11, 9, 304)
# Sort the elements of the vector.
sort.result < sort(v)
print(sort.result)
# Sort the elements in the reverse order.
revsort.result < sort(v, decreasing = TRUE)
print(revsort.result)
# Sorting character vectors.
v < c("Red","Blue","yellow","violet")
sort.result < sort(v)
print(sort.result)
# Sorting character vectors in reverse order.
revsort.result < sort(v, decreasing = TRUE)
print(revsort.result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 9 0 3 4 5 8 11 304
[1] 304 11 8 5 4 3 0 9
[1] "Blue" "Red" "violet" "yellow"
[1] "yellow" "violet" "Red" "Blue"
Lists are the R objects which contain elements of different types like − numbers, strings, vectors and another list inside it. A list can also contain a matrix or a function as its elements. List is created using list() function.
Creating a List
Following is an example to create a list containing strings, numbers, vectors and a logical values
# Create a list containing strings, numbers, vectors and a logical values.
list_data < list("Red", "Green", c(21,32,11), TRUE, 51.23, 119.1)
print(list_data)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[[1]]
[1] "Red"
[[2]]
[1] "Green"
[[3]]
[1] 21 32 11
[[4]]
[1] TRUE
[[5]]
[1] 51.23
[[6]]
[1] 119.1
Naming List Elements
The list elements can be given names and they can be accessed using these names.
# Create a list containing a vector, a matrix and a list.
list_data < list(c("Jan","Feb","Mar"), matrix(c(3,9,5,1,2,8), nrow = 2),
list("green",12.3))
# Give names to the elements in the list.
names(list_data) < c("1st Quarter", "A_Matrix", "A Inner list")
# Show the list.
print(list_data)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
$`1st_Quarter`
[1] "Jan" "Feb" "Mar"
$A_Matrix
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 3 5 2
[2,] 9 1 8
$A_Inner_list
$A_Inner_list[[1]]
[1] "green"
$A_Inner_list[[2]]
[1] 12.3
Accessing List Elements
Elements of the list can be accessed by the index of the element in the list. In case of named lists it can also be accessed using the names.
We continue to use the list in the above example −
# Create a list containing a vector, a matrix and a list.
list_data < list(c("Jan","Feb","Mar"), matrix(c(3,9,5,1,2,8), nrow = 2),
list("green",12.3))
# Give names to the elements in the list.
names(list_data) < c("1st Quarter", "A_Matrix", "A Inner list")
# Access the first element of the list.
print(list_data[1])
# Access the thrid element. As it is also a list, all its elements will be printed.
print(list_data[3])
# Access the list element using the name of the element.
print(list_data$A_Matrix)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
$`1st_Quarter`
[1] "Jan" "Feb" "Mar"
$A_Inner_list
$A_Inner_list[[1]]
[1] "green"
$A_Inner_list[[2]]
[1] 12.3
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 3 5 2
[2,] 9 1 8
Manipulating List Elements
We can add, delete and update list elements as shown below. We can add and delete elements only at the end of a list. But we can update any element.
# Create a list containing a vector, a matrix and a list.
list_data < list(c("Jan","Feb","Mar"), matrix(c(3,9,5,1,2,8), nrow = 2),
list("green",12.3))
# Give names to the elements in the list.
names(list_data) < c("1st Quarter", "A_Matrix", "A Inner list")
# Add element at the end of the list.
list_data[4] < "New element"
print(list_data[4])
# Remove the last element.
list_data[4] < NULL
# Print the 4th Element.
print(list_data[4])
# Update the 3rd Element.
list_data[3] < "updated element"
print(list_data[3])
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[[1]]
[1] "New element"
$
NULL
$`A Inner list`
[1] "updated element"
Merging Lists
You can merge many lists into one list by placing all the lists inside one list() function.
# Create two lists.
list1 < list(1,2,3)
list2 < list("Sun","Mon","Tue")
# Merge the two lists.
merged.list < c(list1,list2)
# Print the merged list.
print(merged.list)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[[1]]
[1] 1
[[2]]
[1] 2
[[3]]
[1] 3
[[4]]
[1] "Sun"
[[5]]
[1] "Mon"
[[6]]
[1] "Tue"
Converting List to Vector
A list can be converted to a vector so that the elements of the vector can be used for further manipulation. All the arithmetic operations on vectors can be applied after the list is converted into vectors. To do this conversion, we use theunlist() function. It takes the list as input and produces a vector.
# Create lists.
list1 < list(1:5)
print(list1)
list2 <list(10:14)
print(list2)
# Convert the lists to vectors.
v1 < unlist(list1)
v2 < unlist(list2)
print(v1)
print(v2)
# Now add the vectors
result < v1+v2
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[[1]]
[1] 1 2 3 4 5
[[1]]
[1] 10 11 12 13 14
[1] 1 2 3 4 5
[1] 10 11 12 13 14
[1] 11 13 15 17 19
R – Matrices
Matrices are the R objects in which the elements are arranged in a twodimensional rectangular layout. They contain elements of the same atomic types. Though we can create a matrix containing only characters or only logical values, they are not of much use. We use matrices containing numeric elements to be used in mathematical calculations.
A Matrix is created using the matrix() function.
Syntax
The basic syntax for creating a matrix in R is −
matrix(data, nrow, ncol, byrow, dimnames)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 data is the input vector which becomes the data elements of the matrix.
 nrow is the number of rows to be created.
 ncol is the number of columns to be created.
 byrow is a logical clue. If TRUE then the input vector elements are arranged by row.
 dimname is the names assigned to the rows and columns.
Example
Create a matrix taking a vector of numbers as input
# Elements are arranged sequentially by row.
M < matrix(c(3:14), nrow = 4, byrow = TRUE)
print(M)
# Elements are arranged sequentially by column.
N < matrix(c(3:14), nrow = 4, byrow = FALSE)
print(N)
# Define the column and row names.
rownames = c("row1", "row2", "row3", "row4")
colnames = c("col1", "col2", "col3")
P < matrix(c(3:14), nrow = 4, byrow = TRUE, dimnames = list(rownames, colnames))
print(P)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 3 4 5
[2,] 6 7 8
[3,] 9 10 11
[4,] 12 13 14
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 3 7 11
[2,] 4 8 12
[3,] 5 9 13
[4,] 6 10 14
col1 col2 col3
row1 3 4 5
row2 6 7 8
row3 9 10 11
row4 12 13 14
Accessing Elements of a Matrix
Elements of a matrix can be accessed by using the column and row index of the element. We consider the matrix P above to find the specific elements below.
# Define the column and row names.
rownames = c("row1", "row2", "row3", "row4")
colnames = c("col1", "col2", "col3")
# Create the matrix.
P < matrix(c(3:14), nrow = 4, byrow = TRUE, dimnames = list(rownames, colnames))
# Access the element at 3rd column and 1st row.
print(P[1,3])
# Access the element at 2nd column and 4th row.
print(P[4,2])
# Access only the 2nd row.
print(P[2,])
# Access only the 3rd column.
print(P[,3])
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 5
[1] 13
col1 col2 col3
6 7 8
row1 row2 row3 row4
5 8 11 14
Matrix Computations
Various mathematical operations are performed on the matrices using the R operators. The result of the operation is also a matrix.
The dimensions (number of rows and columns) should be same for the matrices involved in the operation.
Matrix Addition & Subtraction
# Create two 2x3 matrices.
matrix1 < matrix(c(3, 9, 1, 4, 2, 6), nrow = 2)
print(matrix1)
matrix2 < matrix(c(5, 2, 0, 9, 3, 4), nrow = 2)
print(matrix2)
# Add the matrices.
result < matrix1 + matrix2
cat("Result of addition","\n")
print(result)
# Subtract the matrices
result < matrix1  matrix2
cat("Result of subtraction","\n")
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 3 1 2
[2,] 9 4 6
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 5 0 3
[2,] 2 9 4
Result of addition
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 8 1 5
[2,] 11 13 10
Result of subtraction
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 2 1 1
[2,] 7 5 2
Matrix Multiplication & Division
# Create two 2x3 matrices.
matrix1 < matrix(c(3, 9, 1, 4, 2, 6), nrow = 2)
print(matrix1)
matrix2 < matrix(c(5, 2, 0, 9, 3, 4), nrow = 2)
print(matrix2)
# Multiply the matrices.
result < matrix1 * matrix2
cat("Result of multiplication","\n")
print(result)
# Divide the matrices
result < matrix1 / matrix2
cat("Result of division","\n")
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 3 1 2
[2,] 9 4 6
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 5 0 3
[2,] 2 9 4
Result of multiplication
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 15 0 6
[2,] 18 36 24
Result of division
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 0.6 Inf 0.6666667
[2,] 4.5 0.4444444 1.5000000
R – Arrays
Arrays are the R data objects which can store data in more than two dimensions. For example − If we create an array of dimension (2, 3, 4) then it creates 4 rectangular matrices each with 2 rows and 3 columns. Arrays can store only data type.
An array is created using the array() function. It takes vectors as input and uses the values in the dim parameter to create an array.
Example
The following example creates an array of two 3×3 matrices each with 3 rows and 3 columns.
# Create two vectors of different lengths.
vector1 < c(5,9,3)
vector2 < c(10,11,12,13,14,15)
# Take these vectors as input to the array.
result < array(c(vector1,vector2),dim = c(3,3,2))
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
, , 1
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 5 10 13
[2,] 9 11 14
[3,] 3 12 15
, , 2
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 5 10 13
[2,] 9 11 14
[3,] 3 12 15
Naming Columns and Rows
We can give names to the rows, columns and matrices in the array by using thedimnames parameter.
# Create two vectors of different lengths.
vector1 < c(5,9,3)
vector2 < c(10,11,12,13,14,15)
column.names < c("COL1","COL2","COL3")
row.names < c("ROW1","ROW2","ROW3")
matrix.names < c("Matrix1","Matrix2")
# Take these vectors as input to the array.
result < array(c(vector1,vector2),dim = c(3,3,2),dimnames = list(column.names,row.names,
matrix.names))
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
, , Matrix1
ROW1 ROW2 ROW3
COL1 5 10 13
COL2 9 11 14
COL3 3 12 15
, , Matrix2
ROW1 ROW2 ROW3
COL1 5 10 13
COL2 9 11 14
COL3 3 12 15
Accessing Array Elements
# Create two vectors of different lengths.
vector1 < c(5,9,3)
vector2 < c(10,11,12,13,14,15)
column.names < c("COL1","COL2","COL3")
row.names < c("ROW1","ROW2","ROW3")
matrix.names < c("Matrix1","Matrix2")
# Take these vectors as input to the array.
result < array(c(vector1,vector2),dim = c(3,3,2),dimnames = list(column.names,
row.names, matrix.names))
# Print the third row of the second matrix of the array.
print(result[3,,2])
# Print the element in the 1st row and 3rd column of the 1st matrix.
print(result[1,3,1])
# Print the 2nd Matrix.
print(result[,,2])
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
ROW1 ROW2 ROW3
3 12 15
[1] 13
ROW1 ROW2 ROW3
COL1 5 10 13
COL2 9 11 14
COL3 3 12 15
Manipulating Array Elements
As array is made up matrices in multiple dimensions, the operations on elements of array are carried out by accessing elements of the matrices.
# Create two vectors of different lengths.
vector1 < c(5,9,3)
vector2 < c(10,11,12,13,14,15)
# Take these vectors as input to the array.
array1 < array(c(vector1,vector2),dim = c(3,3,2))
# Create two vectors of different lengths.
vector3 < c(9,1,0)
vector4 < c(6,0,11,3,14,1,2,6,9)
array2 < array(c(vector1,vector2),dim = c(3,3,2))
# create matrices from these arrays.
matrix1 < array1[,,2]
matrix2 < array2[,,2]
# Add the matrices.
result < matrix1+matrix2
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 10 20 26
[2,] 18 22 28
[3,] 6 24 30
Calculations Across Array Elements
We can do calculations across the elements in an array using the apply()function.
Syntax
apply(x, margin, fun)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 x is an array.
 margin is the name of the data set used.
 fun is the function to be applied across the elements of the array.
Example
We use the apply() function below to calculate the sum of the elements in the rows of an array across all the matrices.
# Create two vectors of different lengths.
vector1 < c(5,9,3)
vector2 < c(10,11,12,13,14,15)
# Take these vectors as input to the array.
new.array < array(c(vector1,vector2),dim = c(3,3,2))
print(new.array)
# Use apply to calculate the sum of the rows across all the matrices.
result < apply(new.array, c(1), sum)
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
, , 1
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 5 10 13
[2,] 9 11 14
[3,] 3 12 15
, , 2
[,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] 5 10 13
[2,] 9 11 14
[3,] 3 12 15
[1] 56 68 60
R – Factors
Factors are the data objects which are used to categorize the data and store it as levels. They can store both strings and integers. They are useful in the columns which have a limited number of unique values. Like “Male, “Female” and True, False etc. They are useful in data analysis for statistical modeling.
Factors are created using the factor () function by taking a vector as input.
Example
# Create a vector as input.
data < c("East","West","East","North","North","East","West","West","West","East","North")
print(data)
print(is.factor(data))
# Apply the factor function.
factor_data < factor(data)
print(factor_data)
print(is.factor(factor_data))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "East" "West" "East" "North" "North" "East" "West" "West" "West" "East" "North"
[1] FALSE
[1] East West East North North East West West West East North
Levels: East North West
[1] TRUE
Factors in Data Frame
On creating any data frame with a column of text data, R treats the text column as categorical data and creates factors on it.
# Create the vectors for data frame.
height < c(132,151,162,139,166,147,122)
weight < c(48,49,66,53,67,52,40)
gender < c("male","male","female","female","male","female","male")
# Create the data frame.
input_data < data.frame(height,weight,gender)
print(input_data)
# Test if the gender column is a factor.
print(is.factor(input_data$gender))
# Print the gender column so see the levels.
print(input_data$gender)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
height weight gender
1 132 48 male
2 151 49 male
3 162 66 female
4 139 53 female
5 166 67 male
6 147 52 female
7 122 40 male
[1] TRUE
[1] male male female female male female male
Levels: female male
Changing the Order of Levels
The order of the levels in a factor can be changed by applying the factor function again with new order of the levels.
data < c("East","West","East","North","North","East","West","West","West","East","North")
# Create the factors
factor_data < factor(data)
print(factor_data)
# Apply the factor function with required order of the level.
new_order_data < factor(factor_data,levels = c("East","West","North"))
print(new_order_data)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] East West East North North East West West West East North
Levels: East North West
[1] East West East North North East West West West East North
Levels: East West North
Generating Factor Levels
We can generate factor levels by using the gl() function. It takes two integers as input which indicates how many levels and how many times each level.
Syntax
gl(n, k, labels)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 n is a integer giving the number of levels.
 k is a integer giving the number of replications.
 labels is a vector of labels for the resulting factor levels.
Example
v < gl(3, 4, labels = c("Tampa", "Seattle","Boston"))
print(v)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Tampa Tampa Tampa Tampa Seattle Seattle Seattle Seattle Boston
[10] Boston Boston Boston
Levels: Tampa Seattle Boston
R – Data Frames
A data frame is a table or a twodimensional arraylike structure in which each column contains values of one variable and each row contains one set of values from each column.
Following are the characteristics of a data frame.
 The column names should be nonempty.
 The row names should be unique.
 The data stored in a data frame can be of numeric, factor or character type.
 Each column should contain same number of data items.
Create Data Frame
# Create the data frame.
emp.data < data.frame(
emp_id = c (1:5),
emp_name = c("Rick","Dan","Michelle","Ryan","Gary"),
salary = c(623.3,515.2,611.0,729.0,843.25),
start_date = as.Date(c("20120101", "20130923", "20141115", "20140511",
"20150327")),
stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)
# Print the data frame.
print(emp.data)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
emp_id emp_name salary start_date
1 1 Rick 623.30 20120101
2 2 Dan 515.20 20130923
3 3 Michelle 611.00 20141115
4 4 Ryan 729.00 20140511
5 5 Gary 843.25 20150327
Get the Structure of the Data Frame
The structure of the data frame can be seen by using str() function.
# Create the data frame.
emp.data < data.frame(
emp_id = c (1:5),
emp_name = c("Rick","Dan","Michelle","Ryan","Gary"),
salary = c(623.3,515.2,611.0,729.0,843.25),
start_date = as.Date(c("20120101", "20130923", "20141115", "20140511",
"20150327")),
stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)
# Get the structure of the data frame.
str(emp.data)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
'data.frame': 5 obs. of 4 variables:
$ emp_id : int 1 2 3 4 5
$ emp_name : chr "Rick" "Dan" "Michelle" "Ryan" ...
$ salary : num 623 515 611 729 843
$ start_date: Date, format: "20120101" "20130923" "20141115" "20140511" ...
Summary of Data in Data Frame
The statistical summary and nature of the data can be obtained by applyingsummary() function.
# Create the data frame.
emp.data < data.frame(
emp_id = c (1:5),
emp_name = c("Rick","Dan","Michelle","Ryan","Gary"),
salary = c(623.3,515.2,611.0,729.0,843.25),
start_date = as.Date(c("20120101", "20130923", "20141115", "20140511",
"20150327")),
stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)
# Print the summary.
print(summary(emp.data))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
emp_id emp_name salary start_date
Min. :1 Length:5 Min. :515.2 Min. :20120101
1st Qu.:2 Class :character 1st Qu.:611.0 1st Qu.:20130923
Median :3 Mode :character Median :623.3 Median :20140511
Mean :3 Mean :664.4 Mean :20140114
3rd Qu.:4 3rd Qu.:729.0 3rd Qu.:20141115
Max. :5 Max. :843.2 Max. :20150327
Extract Data from Data Frame
Extract specific column from a data frame using column name.
# Create the data frame.
emp.data < data.frame(
emp_id = c (1:5),
emp_name = c("Rick","Dan","Michelle","Ryan","Gary"),
salary = c(623.3,515.2,611.0,729.0,843.25),
start_date = as.Date(c("20120101","20130923","20141115","20140511",
"20150327")),
stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)
# Extract Specific columns.
result < data.frame(emp.data$emp_name,emp.data$salary)
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
emp.data.emp_name emp.data.salary
1 Rick 623.30
2 Dan 515.20
3 Michelle 611.00
4 Ryan 729.00
5 Gary 843.25
Extract the first two rows and then all columns
# Create the data frame.
emp.data < data.frame(
emp_id = c (1:5),
emp_name = c("Rick","Dan","Michelle","Ryan","Gary"),
salary = c(623.3,515.2,611.0,729.0,843.25),
start_date = as.Date(c("20120101", "20130923", "20141115", "20140511",
"20150327")),
stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)
# Extract first two rows.
result < emp.data[1:2,]
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
emp_id emp_name salary start_date
1 1 Rick 623.3 20120101
2 2 Dan 515.2 20130923
Extract 3^{rd} and 5^{th} row with 2^{nd} and 4^{th} column
# Create the data frame.
emp.data < data.frame(
emp_id = c (1:5),
emp_name = c("Rick","Dan","Michelle","Ryan","Gary"),
salary = c(623.3,515.2,611.0,729.0,843.25),
start_date = as.Date(c("20120101", "20130923", "20141115", "20140511",
"20150327")),
stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)
# Extract 3rd and 5th row with 2nd and 4th column.
result < emp.data[c(3,5),c(2,4)]
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
emp_name start_date
3 Michelle 20141115
5 Gary 20150327
Expand Data Frame
A data frame can be expanded by adding columns and rows.
Add Column
Just add the column vector using a new column name.
# Create the data frame.
emp.data < data.frame(
emp_id = c (1:5),
emp_name = c("Rick","Dan","Michelle","Ryan","Gary"),
salary = c(623.3,515.2,611.0,729.0,843.25),
start_date = as.Date(c("20120101", "20130923", "20141115", "20140511",
"20150327")),
stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)
# Add the "dept" coulmn.
emp.data$dept < c("IT","Operations","IT","HR","Finance")
v < emp.data
print(v)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
emp_id emp_name salary start_date dept
1 1 Rick 623.30 20120101 IT
2 2 Dan 515.20 20130923 Operations
3 3 Michelle 611.00 20141115 IT
4 4 Ryan 729.00 20140511 HR
5 5 Gary 843.25 20150327 Finance
Add Row
To add more rows permanently to an existing data frame, we need to bring in the new rows in the same structure as the existing data frame and use therbind() function.
In the example below we create a data frame with new rows and merge it with the existing data frame to create the final data frame.
# Create the first data frame.
emp.data < data.frame(
emp_id = c (1:5),
emp_name = c("Rick","Dan","Michelle","Ryan","Gary"),
salary = c(623.3,515.2,611.0,729.0,843.25),
start_date = as.Date(c("20120101", "20130923", "20141115", "20140511",
"20150327")),
dept = c("IT","Operations","IT","HR","Finance"),
stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)
# Create the second data frame
emp.newdata < data.frame(
emp_id = c (6:8),
emp_name = c("Rasmi","Pranab","Tusar"),
salary = c(578.0,722.5,632.8),
start_date = as.Date(c("20130521","20130730","20140617")),
dept = c("IT","Operations","Fianance"),
stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)
# Bind the two data frames.
emp.finaldata < rbind(emp.data,emp.newdata)
print(emp.finaldata)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
emp_id emp_name salary start_date dept
1 1 Rick 623.30 20120101 IT
2 2 Dan 515.20 20130923 Operations
3 3 Michelle 611.00 20141115 IT
4 4 Ryan 729.00 20140511 HR
5 5 Gary 843.25 20150327 Finance
6 6 Rasmi 578.00 20130521 IT
7 7 Pranab 722.50 20130730 Operations
8 8 Tusar 632.80 20140617 Fianance
R – Packages
R packages are a collection of R functions, complied code and sample data. They are stored under a directory called “library” in the R environment. By default, R installs a set of packages during installation. More packages are added later, when they are needed for some specific purpose. When we start the R console, only the default packages are available by default. Other packages which are already installed have to be loaded explicitly to be used by the R program that is going to use them.
All the packages available in R language are listed at R Packages.
Below is a list of commands to be used to check, verify and use the R packages.
Check Available R Packages
Get library locations containing R packages
.libPaths()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result. It may vary depending on the local settings of your pc.
[2] "C:/Program Files/R/R3.2.2/library"
Get the list of all the packages installed
library()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result. It may vary depending on the local settings of your pc.
Packages in library ‘C:/Program Files/R/R3.2.2/library’:
base The R Base Package
boot Bootstrap Functions (Originally by Angelo Canty
for S)
class Functions for Classification
cluster "Finding Groups in Data": Cluster Analysis
Extended Rousseeuw et al.
codetools Code Analysis Tools for R
compiler The R Compiler Package
Get all packages currently loaded in the R environment
search()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result. It may vary depending on the local settings of your pc.
[1] ".GlobalEnv" "package:stats" "package:graphics"
[4] "package:grDevices" "package:utils" "package:datasets"
[7] "package:methods" "Autoloads" "package:base"
Install a New Package
There are two ways to add new R packages. One is installing directly from the CRAN directory and another is downloading the package to your local system and installing it manually.
Install directly from CRAN
The following command gets the packages directly from CRAN webpage and installs the package in the R environment. You may be prompted to choose a nearest mirror. Choose the one appropriate to your location.
install.packages("Package Name")
# Install the package named "XML".
install.packages("XML")
Install package manually
Go to the link R Packages to download the package needed. Save the package as a .zip file in a suitable location in the local system.
Now you can run the following command to install this package in the R environment.
install.packages(file_name_with_path, repos = NULL, type = "source")
# Install the package named "XML"
install.packages("E:/XML_3.981.3.zip", repos = NULL, type = "source")
Load Package to Library
Before a package can be used in the code, it must be loaded to the current R environment. You also need to load a package that is already installed previously but not available in the current environment.
A package is loaded using the following command −
library("package Name", lib.loc = "path to library")
# Load the package named "XML"
install.packages("E:/XML_3.981.3.zip", repos = NULL, type = "source")
R – Data Reshaping
Data Reshaping in R is about changing the way data is organized into rows and columns. Most of the time data processing in R is done by taking the input data as a data frame. It is easy to extract data from the rows and columns of a data frame but there are situations when we need the data frame in a format that is different from format in which we received it. R has many functions to split, merge and change the rows to columns and viceversa in a data frame.
Joining Columns and Rows in a Data Frame
We can join multiple vectors to create a data frame using the cbind()function. Also we can merge two data frames using rbind() function.
# Create vector objects.
city < c("Tampa","Seattle","Hartford","Denver")
state < c("FL","WA","CT","CO")
zipcode < c(33602,98104,06161,80294)
# Combine above three vectors into one data frame.
addresses < cbind(city,state,zipcode)
# Print a header.
cat("# # # # The First data frame\n")
# Print the data frame.
print(addresses)
# Create another data frame with similar columns
new.address < data.frame(
city = c("Lowry","Charlotte"),
state = c("CO","FL"),
zipcode = c("80230","33949"),
stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)
# Print a header.
cat("# # # The Second data frame\n")
# Print the data frame.
print(new.address)
# Combine rows form both the data frames.
all.addresses < rbind(addresses,new.address)
# Print a header.
cat("# # # The combined data frame\n")
# Print the result.
print(all.addresses)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
# # # # The First data frame
city state zipcode
[1,] "Tampa" "FL" "33602"
[2,] "Seattle" "WA" "98104"
[3,] "Hartford" "CT" "6161"
[4,] "Denver" "CO" "80294"
# # # The Second data frame
city state zipcode
1 Lowry CO 80230
2 Charlotte FL 33949
# # # The combined data frame
city state zipcode
1 Tampa FL 33602
2 Seattle WA 98104
3 Hartford CT 6161
4 Denver CO 80294
5 Lowry CO 80230
6 Charlotte FL 33949
Merging Data Frames
We can merge two data frames by using the merge() function. The data frames must have same column names on which the merging happens.
In the example below, we consider the data sets about Diabetes in Pima Indian Women available in the library names “MASS”. we merge the two data sets based on the values of blood pressure(“bp”) and body mass index(“bmi”). On choosing these two columns for merging, the records where values of these two variables match in both data sets are combined together to form a single data frame.
library(MASS)
merged.Pima < merge(x = Pima.te, y = Pima.tr,
by.x = c("bp", "bmi"),
by.y = c("bp", "bmi")
)
print(merged.Pima)
nrow(merged.Pima)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
bp bmi npreg.x glu.x skin.x ped.x age.x type.x npreg.y glu.y skin.y ped.y
1 60 33.8 1 117 23 0.466 27 No 2 125 20 0.088
2 64 29.7 2 75 24 0.370 33 No 2 100 23 0.368
3 64 31.2 5 189 33 0.583 29 Yes 3 158 13 0.295
4 64 33.2 4 117 27 0.230 24 No 1 96 27 0.289
5 66 38.1 3 115 39 0.150 28 No 1 114 36 0.289
6 68 38.5 2 100 25 0.324 26 No 7 129 49 0.439
7 70 27.4 1 116 28 0.204 21 No 0 124 20 0.254
8 70 33.1 4 91 32 0.446 22 No 9 123 44 0.374
9 70 35.4 9 124 33 0.282 34 No 6 134 23 0.542
10 72 25.6 1 157 21 0.123 24 No 4 99 17 0.294
11 72 37.7 5 95 33 0.370 27 No 6 103 32 0.324
12 74 25.9 9 134 33 0.460 81 No 8 126 38 0.162
13 74 25.9 1 95 21 0.673 36 No 8 126 38 0.162
14 78 27.6 5 88 30 0.258 37 No 6 125 31 0.565
15 78 27.6 10 122 31 0.512 45 No 6 125 31 0.565
16 78 39.4 2 112 50 0.175 24 No 4 112 40 0.236
17 88 34.5 1 117 24 0.403 40 Yes 4 127 11 0.598
age.y type.y
1 31 No
2 21 No
3 24 No
4 21 No
5 21 No
6 43 Yes
7 36 Yes
8 40 No
9 29 Yes
10 28 No
11 55 No
12 39 No
13 39 No
14 49 Yes
15 49 Yes
16 38 No
17 28 No
[1] 17
Melting and Casting
One of the most interesting aspects of R programming is about changing the shape of the data in multiple steps to get a desired shape. The functions used to do this are called melt() and cast().
We consider the dataset called ships present in the library called “MASS”.
library(MASS)
print(ships)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
type year period service incidents
1 A 60 60 127 0
2 A 60 75 63 0
3 A 65 60 1095 3
4 A 65 75 1095 4
5 A 70 60 1512 6
.............
.............
8 A 75 75 2244 11
9 B 60 60 44882 39
10 B 60 75 17176 29
11 B 65 60 28609 58
............
............
17 C 60 60 1179 1
18 C 60 75 552 1
19 C 65 60 781 0
............
............
Melt the Data
Now we melt the data to organize it, converting all columns other than type and year into multiple rows.
molten.ships < melt(ships, id = c("type","year"))
print(molten.ships)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
type year variable value
1 A 60 period 60
2 A 60 period 75
3 A 65 period 60
4 A 65 period 75
............
............
9 B 60 period 60
10 B 60 period 75
11 B 65 period 60
12 B 65 period 75
13 B 70 period 60
...........
...........
41 A 60 service 127
42 A 60 service 63
43 A 65 service 1095
...........
...........
70 D 70 service 1208
71 D 75 service 0
72 D 75 service 2051
73 E 60 service 45
74 E 60 service 0
75 E 65 service 789
...........
...........
101 C 70 incidents 6
102 C 70 incidents 2
103 C 75 incidents 0
104 C 75 incidents 1
105 D 60 incidents 0
106 D 60 incidents 0
...........
...........
Cast the Molten Data
We can cast the molten data into a new form where the aggregate of each type of ship for each year is created. It is done using the cast() function.
recasted.ship < cast(molten.ships, type+year~variable,sum)
print(recasted.ship)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
type year period service incidents
1 A 60 135 190 0
2 A 65 135 2190 7
3 A 70 135 4865 24
4 A 75 135 2244 11
5 B 60 135 62058 68
6 B 65 135 48979 111
7 B 70 135 20163 56
8 B 75 135 7117 18
9 C 60 135 1731 2
10 C 65 135 1457 1
11 C 70 135 2731 8
12 C 75 135 274 1
13 D 60 135 356 0
14 D 65 135 480 0
15 D 70 135 1557 13
16 D 75 135 2051 4
17 E 60 135 45 0
18 E 65 135 1226 14
19 E 70 135 3318 17
20 E 75 135 542 1
R – CSV Files
In R, we can read data from files stored outside the R environment. We can also write data into files which will be stored and accessed by the operating system. R can read and write into various file formats like csv, excel, xml etc.
In this chapter we will learn to read data from a csv file and then write data into a csv file. The file should be present in current working directory so that R can read it. Of course we can also set our own directory and read files from there.
Getting and Setting the Working Directory
You can check which directory the R workspace is pointing to using thegetwd() function. You can also set a new working directory usingsetwd()function.
# Get and print current working directory.
print(getwd())
# Set current working directory.
setwd("/web/com")
# Get and print current working directory.
print(getwd())
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "/web/com/1441086124_2016"
[1] "/web/com"
This result depends on your OS and your current directory where you are working.
Input as CSV File
The csv file is a text file in which the values in the columns are separated by a comma. Let’s consider the following data present in the file named input.csv.
You can create this file using windows notepad by copying and pasting this data. Save the file as input.csv using the save As All files(*.*) option in notepad.
id,name,salary,start_date,dept
1,Rick,623.3,20120101,IT
2,Dan,515.2,20130923,Operations
3,Michelle,611,20141115,IT
4,Ryan,729,20140511,HR
,Gary,843.25,20150327,Finance
6,Nina,578,20130521,IT
7,Simon,632.8,20130730,Operations
8,Guru,722.5,20140617,Finance
Reading a CSV File
Following is a simple example of read.csv() function to read a CSV file available in your current working directory −
data < read.csv("input.csv")
print(data)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
id, name, salary, start_date, dept
1 1 Rick 623.30 20120101 IT
2 2 Dan 515.20 20130923 Operations
3 3 Michelle 611.00 20141115 IT
4 4 Ryan 729.00 20140511 HR
5 NA Gary 843.25 20150327 Finance
6 6 Nina 578.00 20130521 IT
7 7 Simon 632.80 20130730 Operations
8 8 Guru 722.50 20140617 Finance
Analyzing the CSV File
By default the read.csv() function gives the output as a data frame. This can be easily checked as follows. Also we can check the number of columns and rows.
data < read.csv("input.csv")
print(is.data.frame(data))
print(ncol(data))
print(nrow(data))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] TRUE
[1] 5
[1] 8
Once we read data in a data frame, we can apply all the functions applicable to data frames as explained in subsequent section.
Get the maximum salary
# Create a data frame.
data < read.csv("input.csv")
# Get the max salary from data frame.
sal < max(data$salary)
print(sal)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 843.25
Get the details of the person with max salary
We can fetch rows meeting specific filter criteria similar to a SQL where clause.
# Create a data frame.
data < read.csv("input.csv")
# Get the max salary from data frame.
sal < max(data$salary)
# Get the person detail having max salary.
retval < subset(data, salary == max(salary))
print(retval)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
id name salary start_date dept
5 NA Gary 843.25 20150327 Finance
Get all the people working in IT department
# Create a data frame.
data < read.csv("input.csv")
retval < subset( data, dept == "IT")
print(retval)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
id name salary start_date dept
1 1 Rick 623.3 20120101 IT
3 3 Michelle 611.0 20141115 IT
6 6 Nina 578.0 20130521 IT
Get the persons in IT department whose salary is greater than 600
# Create a data frame.
data < read.csv("input.csv")
info < subset(data, salary > 600 & dept == "IT")
print(info)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
id name salary start_date dept
1 1 Rick 623.3 20120101 IT
3 3 Michelle 611.0 20141115 IT
Get the people who joined on or after 2014
# Create a data frame.
data < read.csv("input.csv")
retval < subset(data, as.Date(start_date) > as.Date("20140101"))
print(retval)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
id name salary start_date dept
3 3 Michelle 611.00 20141115 IT
4 4 Ryan 729.00 20140511 HR
5 NA Gary 843.25 20150327 Finance
8 8 Guru 722.50 20140617 Finance
Writing into a CSV File
R can create csv file form existing data frame. The write.csv() function is used to create the csv file. This file gets created in the working directory.
# Create a data frame.
data < read.csv("input.csv")
retval < subset(data, as.Date(start_date) > as.Date("20140101"))
# Write filtered data into a new file.
write.csv(retval,"output.csv")
newdata < read.csv("output.csv")
print(newdata)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
X id name salary start_date dept
1 3 3 Michelle 611.00 20141115 IT
2 4 4 Ryan 729.00 20140511 HR
3 5 NA Gary 843.25 20150327 Finance
4 8 8 Guru 722.50 20140617 Finance
Here the column X comes from the data set newper. This can be dropped using additional parameters while writing the file.
# Create a data frame.
data < read.csv("input.csv")
retval < subset(data, as.Date(start_date) > as.Date("20140101"))
# Write filtered data into a new file.
write.csv(retval,"output.csv", row.names = FALSE)
newdata < read.csv("output.csv")
print(newdata)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
id name salary start_date dept
1 3 Michelle 611.00 20141115 IT
2 4 Ryan 729.00 20140511 HR
3 NA Gary 843.25 20150327 Finance
4 8 Guru 722.50 20140617 Finance
R – Excel File
Microsoft Excel is the most widely used spreadsheet program which stores data in the .xls or .xlsx format. R can read directly from these files using some excel specific packages. Few such packages are – XLConnect, xlsx, gdata etc. We will be using xlsx package. R can also write into excel file using this package.
Install xlsx Package
You can use the following command in the R console to install the “xlsx” package. It may ask to install some additional packages on which this package is dependent. Follow the same command with required package name to install the additional packages.
install.packages("xlsx")
Verify and Load the “xlsx” Package
Use the following command to verify and load the “xlsx” package.
# Verify the package is installed.
any(grepl("xlsx",installed.packages()))
# Load the library into R workspace.
library("xlsx")
When the script is run we get the following output.
[1] TRUE
Loading required package: rJava
Loading required package: methods
Loading required package: xlsxjars
Input as xlsx File
Open Microsoft excel. Copy and paste the following data in the work sheet named as sheet1.
id name salary start_date dept
1 Rick 623.3 1/1/2012 IT
2 Dan 515.2 9/23/2013 Operations
3 Michelle 611 11/15/2014 IT
4 Ryan 729 5/11/2014 HR
5 Gary 843.25 3/27/2015 Finance
6 Nina 578 5/21/2013 IT
7 Simon 632.8 7/30/2013 Operations
8 Guru 722.5 6/17/2014 Finance
Also copy and paste the following data to another worksheet and rename this worksheet to “city”.
name city
Rick Seattle
Dan Tampa
Michelle Chicago
Ryan Seattle
Gary Houston
Nina Boston
Simon Mumbai
Guru Dallas
Save the Excel file as “input.xlsx”. You should save it in the current working directory of the R workspace.
Reading the Excel File
The input.xlsx is read by using the read.xlsx() function as shown below. The result is stored as a data frame in the R environment.
# Read the first worksheet in the file input.xlsx.
data < read.xlsx("input.xlsx", sheetIndex = 1)
print(data)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
id, name, salary, start_date, dept
1 1 Rick 623.30 20120101 IT
2 2 Dan 515.20 20130923 Operations
3 3 Michelle 611.00 20141115 IT
4 4 Ryan 729.00 20140511 HR
5 NA Gary 843.25 20150327 Finance
6 6 Nina 578.00 20130521 IT
7 7 Simon 632.80 20130730 Operations
8 8 Guru 722.50 20140617 Finance
R – Binary Files
A binary file is a file that contains information stored only in form of bits and bytes.(0’s and 1’s). They are not human readable as the bytes in it translate to characters and symbols which contain many other nonprintable characters. Attempting to read a binary file using any text editor will show characters like Ø and ð.
The binary file has to be read by specific programs to be useable. For example, the binary file of a Microsoft Word program can be read to a human readable form only by the Word program. Which indicates that, besides the human readable text, there is a lot more information like formatting of characters and page numbers etc., which are also stored along with alphanumeric characters. And finally a binary file is a continuous sequence of bytes. The line break we see in a text file is a character joining first line to the next.
Sometimes, the data generated by other programs are required to be processed by R as a binary file. Also R is required to create binary files which can be shared with other programs.
R has two functions WriteBin() and readBin() to create and read binary files.
Syntax
writeBin(object, con)
readBin(con, what, n )
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 con is the connection object to read or write the binary file.
 object is the binary file which to be written.
 what is the mode like character, integer etc. representing the bytes to be read.
 n is the number of bytes to read from the binary file.
Example
We consider the R inbuilt data “mtcars”. First we create a csv file from it and convert it to a binary file and store it as a OS file. Next we read this binary file created into R.
Writing the Binary File
We read the data frame “mtcars” as a csv file and then write it as a binary file to the OS.
# Read the "mtcars" data frame as a csv file and store only the columns
"cyl", "am" and "gear".
write.table(mtcars, file = "mtcars.csv",row.names = FALSE, na = "",
col.names = TRUE, sep = ",")
# Store 5 records from the csv file as a new data frame.
new.mtcars < read.table("mtcars.csv",sep = ",",header = TRUE,nrows = 5)
# Create a connection object to write the binary file using mode "wb".
write.filename = file("/web/com/binmtcars.dat", "wb")
# Write the column names of the data frame to the connection object.
writeBin(colnames(new.mtcars), write.filename)
# Write the records in each of the column to the file.
writeBin(c(new.mtcars$cyl,new.mtcars$am,new.mtcars$gear), write.filename)
# Close the file for writing so that it can be read by other program.
close(write.filename)
Reading the Binary File
The binary file created above stores all the data as continuous bytes. So we will read it by choosing appropriate values of column names as well as the column values.
# Create a connection object to read the file in binary mode using "rb".
read.filename < file("/web/com/binmtcars.dat", "rb")
# First read the column names. n = 3 as we have 3 columns.
column.names < readBin(read.filename, character(), n = 3)
# Next read the column values. n = 18 as we have 3 column names and 15 values.
read.filename < file("/web/com/binmtcars.dat", "rb")
bindata < readBin(read.filename, integer(), n = 18)
# Print the data.
print(bindata)
# Read the values from 4th byte to 8th byte which represents "cyl".
cyldata = bindata[4:8]
print(cyldata)
# Read the values form 9th byte to 13th byte which represents "am".
amdata = bindata[9:13]
print(amdata)
# Read the values form 9th byte to 13th byte which represents "gear".
geardata = bindata[14:18]
print(geardata)
# Combine all the read values to a dat frame.
finaldata = cbind(cyldata, amdata, geardata)
colnames(finaldata) = column.names
print(finaldata)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result and chart −
[1] 7108963 1728081249 7496037 6 6 4
[7] 6 8 1 1 1 0
[13] 0 4 4 4 3 3
[1] 6 6 4 6 8
[1] 1 1 1 0 0
[1] 4 4 4 3 3
cyl am gear
[1,] 6 1 4
[2,] 6 1 4
[3,] 4 1 4
[4,] 6 0 3
[5,] 8 0 3
As we can see, we got the original data back by reading the binary file in R.
R – XML Files
XML is a file format which shares both the file format and the data on the World Wide Web, intranets, and elsewhere using standard ASCII text. It stands for Extensible Markup Language (XML). Similar to HTML it contains markup tags. But unlike HTML where the markup tag describes structure of the page, in xml the markup tags describe the meaning of the data contained into he file.
You can read a xml file in R using the “XML” package. This package can be installed using following command.
install.packages("XML")
Input Data
Create a XMl file by copying the below data into a text editor like notepad. Save the file with a .xml extension and choosing the file type as all files(*.*).
<RECORDS>
<EMPLOYEE>
<ID>1</ID>
<NAME>Rick</NAME>
<SALARY>623.3</SALARY>
<STARTDATE>1/1/2012</STARTDATE>
<DEPT>IT</DEPT>
</EMPLOYEE>
<EMPLOYEE>
<ID>2</ID>
<NAME>Dan</NAME>
<SALARY>515.2</SALARY>
<STARTDATE>9/23/2013</STARTDATE>
<DEPT>Operations</DEPT>
</EMPLOYEE>
<EMPLOYEE>
<ID>3</ID>
<NAME>Michelle</NAME>
<SALARY>611</SALARY>
<STARTDATE>11/15/2014</STARTDATE>
<DEPT>IT</DEPT>
</EMPLOYEE>
<EMPLOYEE>
<ID>4</ID>
<NAME>Ryan</NAME>
<SALARY>729</SALARY>
<STARTDATE>5/11/2014</STARTDATE>
<DEPT>HR</DEPT>
</EMPLOYEE>
<EMPLOYEE>
<ID>5</ID>
<NAME>Gary</NAME>
<SALARY>843.25</SALARY>
<STARTDATE>3/27/2015</STARTDATE>
<DEPT>Finance</DEPT>
</EMPLOYEE>
<EMPLOYEE>
<ID>6</ID>
<NAME>Nina</NAME>
<SALARY>578</SALARY>
<STARTDATE>5/21/2013</STARTDATE>
<DEPT>IT</DEPT>
</EMPLOYEE>
<EMPLOYEE>
<ID>7</ID>
<NAME>Simon</NAME>
<SALARY>632.8</SALARY>
<STARTDATE>7/30/2013</STARTDATE>
<DEPT>Operations</DEPT>
</EMPLOYEE>
<EMPLOYEE>
<ID>8</ID>
<NAME>Guru</NAME>
<SALARY>722.5</SALARY>
<STARTDATE>6/17/2014</STARTDATE>
<DEPT>Finance</DEPT>
</EMPLOYEE>
</RECORDS>
Reading XML File
The xml file is read by R using the function xmlParse(). It is stored as a list in R.
# Load the package required to read XML files.
library("XML")
# Also load the other required package.
library("methods")
# Give the input file name to the function.
result < xmlParse(file = "input.xml")
# Print the result.
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
1
Rick
623.3
1/1/2012
IT
2
Dan
515.2
9/23/2013
Operations
3
Michelle
611
11/15/2014
IT
4
Ryan
729
5/11/2014
HR
5
Gary
843.25
3/27/2015
Finance
6
Nina
578
5/21/2013
IT
7
Simon
632.8
7/30/2013
Operations
8
Guru
722.5
6/17/2014
Finance
Get Number of Nodes Present in XML File
# Load the packages required to read XML files.
library("XML")
library("methods")
# Give the input file name to the function.
result < xmlParse(file = "input.xml")
# Exract the root node form the xml file.
rootnode < xmlRoot(result)
# Find number of nodes in the root.
rootsize < xmlSize(rootnode)
# Print the result.
print(rootsize)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
output
[1] 8
Details of the First Node
Let’s look at the first record of the parsed file. It will give us an idea of the various elements present in the top level node.
# Load the packages required to read XML files.
library("XML")
library("methods")
# Give the input file name to the function.
result < xmlParse(file = "input.xml")
# Exract the root node form the xml file.
rootnode < xmlRoot(result)
# Print the result.
print(rootnode[1])
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
$EMPLOYEE
1
Rick
623.3
1/1/2012
IT
attr(,"class")
[1] "XMLInternalNodeList" "XMLNodeList"
Get Different Elements of a Node
# Load the packages required to read XML files.
library("XML")
library("methods")
# Give the input file name to the function.
result < xmlParse(file = "input.xml")
# Exract the root node form the xml file.
rootnode < xmlRoot(result)
# Get the first element of the first node.
print(rootnode[[1]][[1]])
# Get the fifth element of the first node.
print(rootnode[[1]][[5]])
# Get the second element of the third node.
print(rootnode[[3]][[2]])
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
1
IT
Michelle
XML to Data Frame
To handle the data effectively in large files we read the data in the xml file as a data frame. Then process the data frame for data analysis.
# Load the packages required to read XML files.
library("XML")
library("methods")
# Convert the input xml file to a data frame.
xmldataframe < xmlToDataFrame("input.xml")
print(xmldataframe)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
ID NAME SALARY STARTDATE DEPT
1 1 Rick 623.30 20120101 IT
2 2 Dan 515.20 20130923 Operations
3 3 Michelle 611.00 20141115 IT
4 4 Ryan 729.00 20140511 HR
5 NA Gary 843.25 20150327 Finance
6 6 Nina 578.00 20130521 IT
7 7 Simon 632.80 20130730 Operations
8 8 Guru 722.50 20140617 Finance
As the data is now available as a dataframe we can use data frame related function to read and manipulate the file.
R – JSON Files
JSON file stores data as text in humanreadable format. Json stands for JavaScript Object Notation. R can read JSON files using the rjson package.
Install rjson Package
In the R console, you can issue the following command to install the rjson package.
install.packages("rjson")
Input Data
Create a JSON file by copying the below data into a text editor like notepad. Save the file with a .json extension and choosing the file type as all files(*.*).
{
"ID":["1","2","3","4","5","6","7","8" ],
"Name":["Rick","Dan","Michelle","Ryan","Gary","Nina","Simon","Guru" ],
"Salary":["623.3","515.2","611","729","843.25","578","632.8","722.5" ],
"StartDate":[ "1/1/2012","9/23/2013","11/15/2014","5/11/2014","3/27/2015","5/21/2013",
"7/30/2013","6/17/2014"],
"Dept":[ "IT","Operations","IT","HR","Finance","IT","Operations","Finance"]
}
Read the JSON File
The JSON file is read by R using the function from JSON(). It is stored as a list in R.
# Load the package required to read JSON files.
library("rjson")
# Give the input file name to the function.
result < fromJSON(file = "input.json")
# Print the result.
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
$ID
[1] "1" "2" "3" "4" "5" "6" "7" "8"
$Name
[1] "Rick" "Dan" "Michelle" "Ryan" "Gary" "Nina" "Simon" "Guru"
$Salary
[1] "623.3" "515.2" "611" "729" "843.25" "578" "632.8" "722.5"
$StartDate
[1] "1/1/2012" "9/23/2013" "11/15/2014" "5/11/2014" "3/27/2015" "5/21/2013"
"7/30/2013" "6/17/2014"
$Dept
[1] "IT" "Operations" "IT" "HR" "Finance" "IT"
"Operations" "Finance"
Convert JSON to a Data Frame
We can convert the extracted data above to a R data frame for further analysis using the as.data.frame() function.
# Load the package required to read JSON files.
library("rjson")
# Give the input file name to the function.
result < fromJSON(file = "input.json")
# Convert JSON file to a data frame.
json_data_frame < as.data.frame(result)
print(json_data_frame)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
id, name, salary, start_date, dept
1 1 Rick 623.30 20120101 IT
2 2 Dan 515.20 20130923 Operations
3 3 Michelle 611.00 20141115 IT
4 4 Ryan 729.00 20140511 HR
5 NA Gary 843.25 20150327 Finance
6 6 Nina 578.00 20130521 IT
7 7 Simon 632.80 20130730 Operations
8 8 Guru 722.50 20140617 Finance
R – Web Data
Many websites provide data for consumption by its users. For example the World Health Organization(WHO) provides reports on health and medical information in the form of CSV, txt and XML files. Using R programs, we can programmatically extract specific data from such websites. Some packages in R which are used to scrap data form the web are − “RCurl”,XML”, and “stringr”. They are used to connect to the URL’s, identify required links for the files and download them to the local environment.
Install R Packages
The following packages are required for processing the URL’s and links to the files. If they are not available in your R Environment, you can install them using following commands.
install.packages("RCurl")
install.packages("XML")
install.packages("stringr")
install.packages("pylr")
Input Data
We will visit the URL weather data and download the CSV files using R for the year 2015.
Example
We will use the function getHTMLLinks() to gather the URLs of the files. Then we will use the function downlaod.file() to save the files to the local system. As we will be applying the same code again and again for multiple files, we will create a function to be called multiple times. The filenames are passed as parameters in form of a R list object to this function.
# Read the URL.
url < "http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/~weather/jcmb_ws/"
# Gather the html links present in the webpage.
links < getHTMLLinks(url)
# Identify only the links which point to the JCMB 2015 files.
filenames < links[str_detect(links, "JCMB_2015")]
# Store the file names as a list.
filenames_list < as.list(filenames)
# Create a function to download the files by passing the URL and filename list.
downloadcsv < function (mainurl,filename) {
filedetails < str_c(mainurl,filename)
download.file(filedetails,filename)
}
# Now apply the l_ply function and save the files into the current R working directory.
l_ply(filenames,downloadcsv,mainurl = "http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/~weather/jcmb_ws/")
Verify the File Download
After running the above code, you can locate the following files in the current R working directory.
"JCMB_2015.csv" "JCMB_2015_Apr.csv" "JCMB_2015_Feb.csv" "JCMB_2015_Jan.csv"
"JCMB_2015_Mar.csv"
R – Databases
The data is Relational database systems are stored in a normalized format. So, to carry out statistical computing we will need very advanced and complex Sql queries. But R can connect easily to many relational databases like MySql, Oracle, Sql server etc. and fetch records from them as a data frame. Once the data is available in the R environment, it becomes a normal R data set and can be manipulated or analyzed using all the powerful packages and functions.
In this tutorial we will be using MySql as our reference database for connecting to R.
RMySQL Package
R has a builtin package named “RMySQL” which provides native connectivity between with MySql database. You can install this package in the R environment using the following command.
install.packages("RMySQL")
Connecting R to MySql
Once the package is installed we create a connection object in R to connect to the database. It takes the username, password, database name and host name as input.
# Create a connection Object to MySQL database.
# We will connect to the sampel database named "sakila" that comes with MySql installation.
mysqlconnection = dbConnect(MySQL(), user = 'root', password = '', dbname = 'sakila',
host = 'localhost')
# List the tables available in this database.
dbListTables(mysqlconnection)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] "actor" "actor_info"
[3] "address" "category"
[5] "city" "country"
[7] "customer" "customer_list"
[9] "film" "film_actor"
[11] "film_category" "film_list"
[13] "film_text" "inventory"
[15] "language" "nicer_but_slower_film_list"
[17] "payment" "rental"
[19] "sales_by_film_category" "sales_by_store"
[21] "staff" "staff_list"
[23] "store"
Querying the Tables
We can query the database tables in MySql using the function dbSendQuery(). The query gets executed in MySql and the result set is returned using the Rfetch() function. Finally it is stored as a data frame in R.
# Query the "actor" tables to get all the rows.
result = dbSendQuery(mysqlconnection, "select * from actor")
# Store the result in a R data frame object. n = 5 is used to fetch first 5 rows.
data.frame = fetch(result, n = 5)
print(data.fame)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
actor_id first_name last_name last_update
1 1 PENELOPE GUINESS 20060215 04:34:33
2 2 NICK WAHLBERG 20060215 04:34:33
3 3 ED CHASE 20060215 04:34:33
4 4 JENNIFER DAVIS 20060215 04:34:33
5 5 JOHNNY LOLLOBRIGIDA 20060215 04:34:33
Query with Filter Clause
We can pass any valid select query to get the result.
result = dbSendQuery(mysqlconnection, "select * from actor where last_name = 'TORN'")
# Fetch all the records(with n = 1) and store it as a data frame.
data.frame = fetch(result, n = 1)
print(data)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
actor_id first_name last_name last_update
1 18 DAN TORN 20060215 04:34:33
2 94 KENNETH TORN 20060215 04:34:33
3 102 WALTER TORN 20060215 04:34:33
Updating Rows in the Tables
We can update the rows in a Mysql table by passing the update query to the dbSendQuery() function.
dbSendQuery(mysqlconnection, "update mtcars set disp = 168.5 where hp = 110")
After executing the above code we can see the table updated in the MySql Environment.
Inserting Data into the Tables
dbSendQuery(mysqlconnection,
"insert into mtcars(row_names, mpg, cyl, disp, hp, drat, wt, qsec, vs, am, gear, carb)
values('New Mazda RX4 Wag', 21, 6, 168.5, 110, 3.9, 2.875, 17.02, 0, 1, 4, 4)"
)
After executing the above code we can see the row inserted into the table in the MySql Environment.
Creating Tables in MySql
We can create tables in the MySql using the function dbWriteTable(). It overwrites the table if it already exists and takes a data frame as input.
# Create the connection object to the database where we want to create the table.
mysqlconnection = dbConnect(MySQL(), user = 'root', password = '', dbname = 'sakila',
host = 'localhost')
# Use the R data frame "mtcars" to create the table in MySql.
# All the rows of mtcars are taken inot MySql.
dbWriteTable(mysqlconnection, "mtcars", mtcars[, ], overwrite = TRUE)
After executing the above code we can see the table created in the MySql Environment.
Dropping Tables in MySql
We can drop the tables in MySql database passing the drop table statement into the dbSendQuery() in the same way we used it for querying data from tables.
dbSendQuery(mysqlconnection, 'drop table if exists mtcars')
After executing the above code we can see the table is dropped in the MySql Environment.
R – Pie Charts
R Programming language has numerous libraries to create charts and graphs. A piechart is a representation of values as slices of a circle with different colors. The slices are labeled and the numbers corresponding to each slice is also represented in the chart.
In R the pie chart is created using the pie() function which takes positive numbers as a vector input. The additional parameters are used to control labels, color, title etc.
Syntax
The basic syntax for creating a piechart using the R is −
pie(x, labels, radius, main, col, clockwise)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 x is a vector containing the numeric values used in the pie chart.
 labels is used to give description to the slices.
 radius indicates the radius of the circle of the pie chart.(value between −1 and +1).
 main indicates the title of the chart.
 col indicates the color palette.
 clockwise is a logical value indicating if the slices are drawn clockwise or anti clockwise.
Example
A very simple piechart is created using just the input vector and labels. The below script will create and save the pie chart in the current R working directory.
# Create data for the graph.
x < c(21, 62, 10, 53)
labels < c("London", "New York", "Singapore", "Mumbai")
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "city.jpg")
# Plot the chart.
pie(x,labels)
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Pie Chart Title and Colors
We can expand the features of the chart by adding more parameters to the function. We will use parameter main to add a title to the chart and another parameter is col which will make use of rainbow colour pallet while drawing the chart. The length of the pallet should be same as the number of values we have for the chart. Hence we use length(x).
Example
The below script will create and save the pie chart in the current R working directory.
# Create data for the graph.
x < c(21, 62, 10, 53)
labels < c("London", "New York", "Singapore", "Mumbai")
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "city_title_colours.jpg")
# Plot the chart with title and rainbow color pallet.
pie(x, labels, main = "City pie chart", col = rainbow(length(x)))
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Slice Percentages and Chart Legend
We can add slice percentage and a chart legend by creating additional chart variables.
# Create data for the graph.
x < c(21, 62, 10,53)
labels < c("London","New York","Singapore","Mumbai")
piepercent< round(100*x/sum(x), 1)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "city_percentage_legends.jpg")
# Plot the chart.
pie(x, labels = piepercent, main = "City pie chart",col = rainbow(length(x)))
legend("topright", c("London","New York","Singapore","Mumbai"), cex = 0.8,
fill = rainbow(length(x)))
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
3D Pie Chart
A pie chart with 3 dimensions can be drawn using additional packages. The package plotrix has a function called pie3D() that is used for this.
# Get the library.
library(plotrix)
# Create data for the graph.
x < c(21, 62, 10,53)
lbl < c("London","New York","Singapore","Mumbai")
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "3d_pie_chart.jpg")
# Plot the chart.
pie3D(x,labels = lbl,explode = 0.1, main = "Pie Chart of Countries ")
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
R – Bar Charts
A bar chart represents data in rectangular bars with length of the bar proportional to the value of the variable.
R uses the function barplot() to create bar charts. R can draw both vertical and Horizontal bars in the bar chart. In bar chart each of the bars can be given different colors.
Syntax
The basic syntax to create a barchart in R is:
barplot(H,xlab,ylab,main, names.arg,col)
Following is the description of the parameters used :
 H is a vector or matrix containing numeric values used in bar chart.
 xlab is the label for x axis.
 ylab is the label for y axis.
 main is the title of the bar chart.
 names.arg is a vector of names appearing under each bar.
 col is used to give colors to the bars in the graph.
Example
A simple bar chart is created using just the input vector and the name of each bar.
The below script will create and save the bar chart in the current R working directory.
# Create the data for the chart
H < c(7,12,28,3,41)
# Give the chart file a name
png(file = "barchart.png")
# Plot the bar chart
barplot(H)
# Save the file
dev.off()
When we execute above code, it produces following result −
Bar Chart Labels, Title and Colors
The features of the bar chart can be expanded by adding more parameters. Themain parameter is used to add title. The col parameter is used to add colors to the bars. The args.name is a vector having same number of values as the input vector to describe the meaning of each bar.
Example
The below script will create and save the bar chart in the current R working directory.
# Create the data for the chart
H < c(7,12,28,3,41)
M < c("Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul")
# Give the chart file a name
png(file = "barchart_months_revenue.png")
# Plot the bar chart
barplot(H,names.arg=M,xlab="Month",ylab="Revenue",col="blue",
main="Revenue chart",border="red")
# Save the file
dev.off()
When we execute above code, it produces following result −
Group Bar Chart and Stacked Bar Chart
We can create bar chart with groups of bars and stacks in each bar by using a matrix as input values.
More than two variables are represented as a matrix which is used to create the group bar chart and stacked bar chart.
#Create the input vectors.
colors=c("green","orange","brown")
months < c("Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul")
regions < c("East","West","North")
#Create the matrix of the values.
Values < matrix(c(2,9,3,11,9,4,8,7,3,12,5,2,8,10,11),nrow=3,ncol=5,byrow=TRUE)
# Give the chart file a name
png(file = "barchart_stacked.png")
#Create the bar chart
barplot(Values, main = "total revenue", names.arg = months, xlab = "month", ylab = "revenue", col = colours)
# Add the legend to the chart
legend("topleft", regions, cex = 1.3, fill = colours)
# Save the file
dev.off()
R – Boxplots
Boxplots are a measure of how well distributed is the data in a data set. It divides the data set into three quartiles. This graph represents the minimum, maximum, median, first quartile and third quartile in the data set. It is also useful in comparing the distribution of data across data sets by drawing boxplots for each of them.
Boxplots are created in R by using the boxplot() function.
Syntax
The basic syntax to create a boxplot in R is −
boxplot(x, data, notch, varwidth, names, main)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 x is a vector or a formula.
 data is the data frame.
 notch is a logical value. Set as TRUE to draw a notch.
 varwidth is a logical value. Set as true to draw width of the box proportionate to the sample size.
 names are the group labels which will be printed under each boxplot.
 main is used to give a title to the graph.
Example
We use the data set “mtcars” available in the R environment to create a basic boxplot. Let’s look at the columns “mpg” and “cyl” in mtcars.
input < mtcars[,c('mpg','cyl')]
print(head(input))
When we execute above code, it produces following result −
mpg cyl
Mazda RX4 21.0 6
Mazda RX4 Wag 21.0 6
Datsun 710 22.8 4
Hornet 4 Drive 21.4 6
Hornet Sportabout 18.7 8
Valiant 18.1 6
Creating the Boxplot
The below script will create a boxplot graph for the relation between mpg (miles per gallon) and cyl (number of cylinders).
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "boxplot.png")
# Plot the chart.
boxplot(mpg ~ cyl, data = mtcars, xlab = "Number of Cylinders",
ylab = "Miles Per Gallon", main = "Mileage Data")
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Boxplot with Notch
We can draw boxplot with notch to find out how the medians of different data groups match with each other.
The below script will create a boxplot graph with notch for each of the data group.
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "boxplot_with_notch.png")
# Plot the chart.
boxplot(mpg ~ cyl, data = mtcars,
xlab = "Number of Cylinders",
ylab = "Miles Per Gallon",
main = "Mileage Data",
notch = TRUE,
varwidth = TRUE,
col = c("green","yellow","purple"),
names = c("High","Medium","Low")
)
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
R – Histograms
A histogram represents the frequencies of values of a variable bucketed into ranges. Histogram is similar to bar chat but the difference is it groups the values into continuous ranges. Each bar in histogram represents the height of the number of values present in that range.
R creates histogram using hist() function. This function takes a vector as an input and uses some more parameters to plot histograms.
Syntax
The basic syntax for creating a histogram using R is −
hist(v,main,xlab,xlim,ylim,breaks,col,border)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 v is a vector containing numeric values used in histogram.
 main indicates title of the chart.
 col is used to set color of the bars.
 border is used to set border color of each bar.
 xlab is used to give description of xaxis.
 xlim is used to specify the range of values on the xaxis.
 ylim is used to specify the range of values on the yaxis.
 breaks is used to mention the width of each bar.
Example
A simple histogram is created using input vector, label, col and border parameters.
The script given below will create and save the histogram in the current R working directory.
# Create data for the graph.
v < c(9,13,21,8,36,22,12,41,31,33,19)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "histogram.png")
# Create the histogram.
hist(v,xlab = "Weight",col = "yellow",border = "blue")
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Range of X and Y values
To specify the range of values allowed in X axis and Y axis, we can use the xlim and ylim parameters.
The width of each of the bar can be decided by using breaks.
# Create data for the graph.
v < c(9,13,21,8,36,22,12,41,31,33,19)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "histogram_lim_breaks.png")
# Create the histogram.
hist(v,xlab = "Weight",col = "green",border = "red", xlim = c(0,40), ylim = c(0,5),
breaks = 5)
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
R – Line Graphs
A line chart is a graph that connects a series of points by drawing line segments between them. These points are ordered in one of their coordinate (usually the xcoordinate) value. Line charts are usually used in identifying the trends in data.
The plot() function in R is used to create the line graph.
Syntax
The basic syntax to create a line chart in R is −
plot(v,type,col,xlab,ylab)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 v is a vector containing the numeric values.
 type takes the value “p” to draw only the points, “l” to draw only the lines and “o” to draw both points and lines.
 xlab is the label for x axis.
 ylab is the label for y axis.
 main is the Title of the chart.
 col is used to give colors to both the points and lines.
Example
A simple line chart is created using the input vector and the type parameter as “O”. The below script will create and save a line chart in the current R working directory.
# Create the data for the chart.
v < c(7,12,28,3,41)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "line_chart.jpg")
# Plot the bar chart.
plot(v,type = "o")
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Line Chart Title, Color and Labels
The features of the line chart can be expanded by using additional parameters. We add color to the points and lines, give a title to the chart and add labels to the axes.
Example
# Create the data for the chart.
v < c(7,12,28,3,41)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "line_chart_label_colored.jpg")
# Plot the bar chart.
plot(v,type = "o", col = "red", xlab = "Month", ylab = "Rain fall",
main = "Rain fall chart")
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Multiple Lines in a Line Chart
More than one line can be drawn on the same chart by using thelines()function.
After the first line is plotted, the lines() function can use an additional vector as input to draw the second line in the chart,
# Create the data for the chart.
v < c(7,12,28,3,41)
t < c(14,7,6,19,3)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "line_chart_2_lines.jpg")
# Plot the bar chart.
plot(v,type = "o",col = "red", xlab = "Month", ylab = "Rain fall",
main = "Rain fall chart")
lines(t, type = "o", col = "blue")
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
R – Scatterplots
Scatterplots show many points plotted in the Cartesian plane. Each point represents the values of two variables. One variable is chosen in the horizontal axis and another in the vertical axis.
The simple scatterplot is created using the plot() function.
Syntax
The basic syntax for creating scatterplot in R is −
plot(x, y, main, xlab, ylab, xlim, ylim, axes)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 x is the data set whose values are the horizontal coordinates.
 y is the data set whose values are the vertical coordinates.
 main is the tile of the graph.
 xlab is the label in the horizontal axis.
 ylab is the label in the vertical axis.
 xlim is the limits of the values of x used for plotting.
 ylim is the limits of the values of y used for plotting.
 axes indicates whether both axes should be drawn on the plot.
Example
We use the data set “mtcars” available in the R environment to create a basic scatterplot. Let’s use the columns “wt” and “mpg” in mtcars.
input < mtcars[,c('wt','mpg')]
print(head(input))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
wt mpg
Mazda RX4 2.620 21.0
Mazda RX4 Wag 2.875 21.0
Datsun 710 2.320 22.8
Hornet 4 Drive 3.215 21.4
Hornet Sportabout 3.440 18.7
Valiant 3.460 18.1
Creating the Scatterplot
The below script will create a scatterplot graph for the relation between wt(weight) and mpg(miles per gallon).
# Get the input values.
input < mtcars[,c('wt','mpg')]
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "scatterplot.png")
# Plot the chart for cars with weight between 2.5 to 5 and mileage between 15 and 30.
plot(x = input$wt,y = input$mpg,
xlab = "Weight",
ylab = "Milage",
xlim = c(2.5,5),
ylim = c(15,30),
main = "Weight vs Milage"
)
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Scatterplot Matrices
When we have more than two variables and we want to find the correlation between one variable versus the remaining ones we use scatterplot matrix. We use pairs() function to create matrices of scatterplots.
Syntax
The basic syntax for creating scatterplot matrices in R is −
pairs(formula, data)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 formula represents the series of variables used in pairs.
 data represents the data set from which the variables will be taken.
Example
Each variable is paired up with each of the remaining variable. A scatterplot is plotted for each pair.
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "scatterplot_matrices.png")
# Plot the matrices between 4 variables giving 12 plots.
# One variable with 3 others and total 4 variables.
pairs(~wt+mpg+disp+cyl,data = mtcars,
main = "Scatterplot Matrix")
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When the above code is executed we get the following output.
R – Mean, Median & Mode
Statistical analysis in R is performed by using many inbuilt functions. Most of these functions are part of the R base package. These functions take R vector as an input along with the arguments and give the result.
The functions we are discussing in this chapter are mean, median and mode.
Mean
It is calculated by taking the sum of the values and dividing with the number of values in a data series.
The function mean() is used to calculate this in R.
Syntax
The basic syntax for calculating mean in R is −
mean(x, trim = 0, na.rm = FALSE, ...)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 x is the input vector.
 trim is used to drop some observations from both end of the sorted vector.
 na.rm is used to remove the missing values from the input vector.
Example
# Create a vector.
x < c(12,7,3,4.2,18,2,54,21,8,5)
# Find Mean.
result.mean < mean(x)
print(result.mean)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 8.22
Applying Trim Option
When trim parameter is supplied, the values in the vector get sorted and then the required numbers of observations are dropped from calculating the mean.
When trim = 0.3, 3 values from each end will be dropped from the calculations to find mean.
In this case the sorted vector is (−21, −5, 2, 3, 4.2, 7, 8, 12, 18, 54) and the values removed from the vector for calculating mean are (−21,−5,2) from left and (12,18,54) from right.
# Create a vector.
x < c(12,7,3,4.2,18,2,54,21,8,5)
# Find Mean.
result.mean < mean(x,trim = 0.3)
print(result.mean)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 5.55
Applying NA Option
If there are missing values, then the mean function returns NA.
To drop the missing values from the calculation use na.rm = TRUE. which means remove the NA values.
# Create a vector.
x < c(12,7,3,4.2,18,2,54,21,8,5,NA)
# Find mean.
result.mean < mean(x)
print(result.mean)
# Find mean dropping NA values.
result.mean < mean(x,na.rm = TRUE)
print(result.mean)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] NA
[1] 8.22
Median
The middle most value in a data series is called the median. The median()function is used in R to calculate this value.
Syntax
The basic syntax for calculating median in R is −
median(x, na.rm = FALSE)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 x is the input vector.
 na.rm is used to remove the missing values from the input vector.
Example
# Create the vector.
x < c(12,7,3,4.2,18,2,54,21,8,5)
# Find the median.
median.result < median(x)
print(median.result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 5.6
Mode
The mode is the value that has highest number of occurrences in a set of data. Unike mean and median, mode can have both numeric and character data.
R does not have a standard inbuilt function to calculate mode. So we create a user function to calculate mode of a data set in R. This function takes the vector as input and gives the mode value as output.
Example
# Create the function.
getmode < function(v) {
uniqv < unique(v)
uniqv[which.max(tabulate(match(v, uniqv)))]
}
# Create the vector with numbers.
v < c(2,1,2,3,1,2,3,4,1,5,5,3,2,3)
# Calculate the mode using the user function.
result < getmode(v)
print(result)
# Create the vector with characters.
charv < c("o","it","the","it","it")
# Calculate the mode using the user function.
result < getmode(charv)
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 2
[1] "it"
R – Linear Regression
Regression analysis is a very widely used statistical tool to establish a relationship model between two variables. One of these variable is called predictor variable whose value is gathered through experiments. The other variable is called response variable whose value is derived from the predictor variable.
In Linear Regression these two variables are related through an equation, where exponent (power) of both these variables is 1. Mathematically a linear relationship represents a straight line when plotted as a graph. A nonlinear relationship where the exponent of any variable is not equal to 1 creates a curve.
The general mathematical equation for a linear regression is −
y = ax + b
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 y is the response variable.
 x is the predictor variable.
 a and b are constants which are called the coefficients.
Steps to Establish a Regression
A simple example of regression is predicting weight of a person when his height is known. To do this we need to have the relationship between height and weight of a person.
The steps to create the relationship is −
 Carry out the experiment of gathering a sample of observed values of height and corresponding weight.
 Create a relationship model using the lm() functions in R.
 Find the coefficients from the model created and create the mathematical equation using these
 Get a summary of the relationship model to know the average error in prediction. Also called residuals.
 To predict the weight of new persons, use the predict() function in R.
Input Data
Below is the sample data representing the observations −
# Values of height
151, 174, 138, 186, 128, 136, 179, 163, 152, 131
# Values of weight.
63, 81, 56, 91, 47, 57, 76, 72, 62, 48
lm() Function
This function creates the relationship model between the predictor and the response variable.
Syntax
The basic syntax for lm() function in linear regression is −
lm(formula,data)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 formula is a symbol presenting the relation between x and y.
 data is the vector on which the formula will be applied.
Create Relationship Model & get the Coefficients
x < c(151, 174, 138, 186, 128, 136, 179, 163, 152, 131)
y < c(63, 81, 56, 91, 47, 57, 76, 72, 62, 48)
# Apply the lm() function.
relation < lm(y~x)
print(relation)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Call:
lm(formula = y ~ x)
Coefficients:
(Intercept) x
38.4551 0.6746
Get the Summary of the Relationship
x < c(151, 174, 138, 186, 128, 136, 179, 163, 152, 131)
y < c(63, 81, 56, 91, 47, 57, 76, 72, 62, 48)
# Apply the lm() function.
relation < lm(y~x)
print(summary(relation))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Call:
lm(formula = y ~ x)
Residuals:
Min 1Q Median 3Q Max
6.3002 1.6629 0.0412 1.8944 3.9775
Coefficients:
Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>t)
(Intercept) 38.45509 8.04901 4.778 0.00139 **
x 0.67461 0.05191 12.997 1.16e06 ***

Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1
Residual standard error: 3.253 on 8 degrees of freedom
Multiple Rsquared: 0.9548, Adjusted Rsquared: 0.9491
Fstatistic: 168.9 on 1 and 8 DF, pvalue: 1.164e06
predict() Function
Syntax
The basic syntax for predict() in linear regression is −
predict(object, newdata)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 object is the formula which is already created using the lm() function.
 newdata is the vector containing the new value for predictor variable.
Predict the weight of new persons
# The predictor vector.
x < c(151, 174, 138, 186, 128, 136, 179, 163, 152, 131)
# The resposne vector.
y < c(63, 81, 56, 91, 47, 57, 76, 72, 62, 48)
# Apply the lm() function.
relation < lm(y~x)
# Find weight of a person with height 170.
a < data.frame(x = 170)
result < predict(relation,a)
print(result)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
1
76.22869
Visualize the Regression Graphically
# Create the predictor and response variable.
x < c(151, 174, 138, 186, 128, 136, 179, 163, 152, 131)
y < c(63, 81, 56, 91, 47, 57, 76, 72, 62, 48)
relation < lm(y~x)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "linearregression.png")
# Plot the chart.
plot(y,x,col = "blue",main = "Height & Weight Regression",
abline(lm(x~y)),cex = 1.3,pch = 16,xlab = "Weight in Kg",ylab = "Height in cm")
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
R – Multiple Regression
Multiple regression is an extension of linear regression into relationship between more than two variables. In simple linear relation we have one predictor and one response variable, but in multiple regression we have more than one predictor variable and one response variable.
The general mathematical equation for multiple regression is −
y = a + b1x1 + b2x2 +...bnxn
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 y is the response variable.
 a, b1, b2…bn are the coefficients.
 x1, x2, …xn are the predictor variables.
We create the regression model using the lm() function in R. The model determines the value of the coefficients using the input data. Next we can predict the value of the response variable for a given set of predictor variables using these coefficients.
lm() Function
This function creates the relationship model between the predictor and the response variable.
Syntax
The basic syntax for lm() function in multiple regression is −
lm(y ~ x1+x2+x3...,data)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 formula is a symbol presenting the relation between the response variable and predictor variables.
 data is the vector on which the formula will be applied.
Example
Input Data
Consider the data set “mtcars” available in the R environment. It gives a comparison between different car models in terms of mileage per gallon (mpg), cylinder displacement(“disp”), horse power(“hp”), weight of the car(“wt”) and some more parameters.
The goal of the model is to establish the relationship between “mpg” as a response variable with “disp”,”hp” and “wt” as predictor variables. We create a subset of these variables from the mtcars data set for this purpose.
input < mtcars[,c("mpg","disp","hp","wt")]
print(head(input))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
mpg disp hp wt
Mazda RX4 21.0 160 110 2.620
Mazda RX4 Wag 21.0 160 110 2.875
Datsun 710 22.8 108 93 2.320
Hornet 4 Drive 21.4 258 110 3.215
Hornet Sportabout 18.7 360 175 3.440
Valiant 18.1 225 105 3.460
Create Relationship Model & get the Coefficients
input < mtcars[,c("mpg","disp","hp","wt")]
# Create the relationship model.
model < lm(mpg~disp+hp+wt, data = input)
# Show the model.
print(model)
# Get the Intercept and coefficients as vector elements.
cat("# # # # The Coefficient Values # # # ","\n")
a < coef(model)[1]
print(a)
Xdisp < coef(model)[2]
Xhp < coef(model)[3]
Xwt < coef(model)[4]
print(Xdisp)
print(Xhp)
print(Xwt)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Call:
lm(formula = mpg ~ disp + hp + wt, data = input)
Coefficients:
(Intercept) disp hp wt
37.105505 0.000937 0.031157 3.800891
# # # # The Coefficient Values # # #
(Intercept)
37.10551
disp
0.0009370091
hp
0.03115655
wt
3.800891
Create Equation for Regression Model
Based on the above intercept and coefficient values, we create the mathematical equation.
Y = a+Xdisp.x1+Xhp.x2+Xwt.x3
or
Y = 37.15+(0.000937)*x1+(0.0311)*x2+(3.8008)*x3
Apply Equation for predicting New Values
We can use the regression equation created above to predict the mileage when a new set of values for displacement, horse power and weight is provided.
For a car with disp = 221, hp = 102 and wt = 2.91 the predicted mileage is −
Y = 37.15+(0.000937)*221+(0.0311)*102+(3.8008)*2.91 = 22.7104
R – Logistic Regression
The Logistic Regression is a regression model in which the response variable (dependent variable) has categorical values such as True/False or 0/1. It actually measures the probability of a binary response as the value of response variable based on the mathematical equation relating it with the predictor variables.
The general mathematical equation for logistic regression is −
y = 1/(1+e^(a+b1x1+b2x2+b3x3+...))
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 y is the response variable.
 x is the predictor variable.
 a and b are the coefficients which are numeric constants.
The function used to create the regression model is the glm() function.
Syntax
The basic syntax for glm() function in logistic regression is −
glm(formula,data,family)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 formula is the symbol presenting the relationship between the variables.
 data is the data set giving the values of these variables.
 family is R object to specify the details of the model. It’s value is binomial for logistic regression.
Example
The inbuilt data set “mtcars” describes different models of a car with their various engine specifications. In “mtcars” data set, the transmission mode (automatic or manual) is described by the column am which is a binary value (0 or 1). We can create a logistic regression model between the columns “am” and 3 other columns – hp, wt and cyl.
# Select some columns form mtcars.
input < mtcars[,c("am","cyl","hp","wt")]
print(head(input))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
am cyl hp wt
Mazda RX4 1 6 110 2.620
Mazda RX4 Wag 1 6 110 2.875
Datsun 710 1 4 93 2.320
Hornet 4 Drive 0 6 110 3.215
Hornet Sportabout 0 8 175 3.440
Valiant 0 6 105 3.460
Create Regression Model
We use the glm() function to create the regression model and get its summary for analysis.
input < mtcars[,c("am","cyl","hp","wt")]
am.data = glm(formula = am ~ cyl + hp + wt, data = input, family = binomial)
print(summary(am.data))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Call:
glm(formula = am ~ cyl + hp + wt, family = binomial, data = input)
Deviance Residuals:
Min 1Q Median 3Q Max
2.17272 0.14907 0.01464 0.14116 1.27641
Coefficients:
Estimate Std. Error z value Pr(>z)
(Intercept) 19.70288 8.11637 2.428 0.0152 *
cyl 0.48760 1.07162 0.455 0.6491
hp 0.03259 0.01886 1.728 0.0840 .
wt 9.14947 4.15332 2.203 0.0276 *

Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1
(Dispersion parameter for binomial family taken to be 1)
Null deviance: 43.2297 on 31 degrees of freedom
Residual deviance: 9.8415 on 28 degrees of freedom
AIC: 17.841
Number of Fisher Scoring iterations: 8
Conclusion
In the summary as the pvalue in the last column is more than 0.05 for the variables “cyl” and “hp”, we consider them to be insignificant in contributing to the value of the variable “am”. Only weight (wt) impacts the “am” value in this regression model.
R – Normal Distribution
In a random collection of data from independent sources, it is generally observed that the distribution of data is normal. Which means, on plotting a graph with the value of the variable in the horizontal axis and the count of the values in the vertical axis we get a bell shape curve. The center of the curve represents the mean of the data set. In the graph, fifty percent of values lie to the left of the mean and the other fifty percent lie to the right of the graph. This is referred as normal distribution in statistics.
R has four in built functions to generate normal distribution. They are described below.
dnorm(x, mean, sd)
pnorm(x, mean, sd)
qnorm(p, mean, sd)
rnorm(n, mean, sd)
Following is the description of the parameters used in above functions −
 x is a vector of numbers.
 p is a vector of probabilities.
 n is number of observations(sample size).
 mean is the mean value of the sample data. It’s default value is zero.
 sd is the standard deviation. It’s default value is 1.
dnorm()
This function gives height of the probability distribution at each point for a given mean and standard deviation.
# Create a sequence of numbers between 10 and 10 incrementing by 0.1.
x < seq(10, 10, by = .1)
# Choose the mean as 2.5 and standard deviation as 0.5.
y < dnorm(x, mean = 2.5, sd = 0.5)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "dnorm.png")
plot(x,y)
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
pnorm()
This function gives the probability of a normally distributed random number to be less that the value of a given number. It is also called “Cumulative Distribution Function”.
# Create a sequence of numbers between 10 and 10 incrementing by 0.2.
x < seq(10,10,by = .2)
# Choose the mean as 2.5 and standard deviation as 2.
y < pnorm(x, mean = 2.5, sd = 2)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "pnorm.png")
# Plot the graph.
plot(x,y)
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
qnorm()
This function takes the probability value and gives a number whose cumulative value matches the probability value.
# Create a sequence of probability values incrementing by 0.02.
x < seq(0, 1, by = 0.02)
# Choose the mean as 2 and standard deviation as 3.
y < qnorm(x, mean = 2, sd = 1)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "qnorm.png")
# Plot the graph.
plot(x,y)
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
rnorm()
This function is used to generate random numbers whose distribution is normal. It takes the sample size as input and generates that many random numbers. We draw a histogram to show the distribution of the generated numbers.
# Create a sample of 50 numbers which are normally distributed.
y < rnorm(50)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "rnorm.png")
# Plot the histogram for this sample.
hist(y, main = "Normal DIstribution")
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
R – Binomial Distribution
The binomial distribution model deals with finding the probability of success of an event which has only two possible outcomes in a series of experiments. For example, tossing of a coin always gives a head or a tail. The probability of finding exactly 3 heads in tossing a coin repeatedly for 10 times is estimated during the binomial distribution.
R has four inbuilt functions to generate binomial distribution. They are described below.
dbinom(x, size, prob)
pbinom(x, size, prob)
qbinom(p, size, prob)
rbinom(n, size, prob)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 x is a vector of numbers.
 p is a vector of probabilities.
 n is number of observations.
 size is the number of trials.
 prob is the probability of success of each trial.
dbinom()
This function gives the probability density distribution at each point.
# Create a sample of 50 numbers which are incremented by 1.
x < seq(0,50,by = 1)
# Create the binomial distribution.
y < dbinom(x,50,0.5)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "dbinom.png")
# Plot the graph for this sample.
plot(x,y)
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
pbinom()
This function gives the cumulative probability of an event. It is a single value representing the probability.
# Probability of getting 26 or less heads from a 51 tosses of a coin.
x < pbinom(26,51,0.5)
print(x)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 0.610116
qbinom()
This function takes the probability value and gives a number whose cumulative value matches the probability value.
# How many heads will have a probability of 0.25 will come out when a coin is tossed 51 times.
x < qbinom(0.25,51,1/2)
print(x)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 23
rbinom()
This function generates required number of random values of given probability from a given sample.
# Find 8 random values from a sample of 150 with probability of 0.4.
x < rbinom(8,150,.4)
print(x)
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 58 61 59 66 55 60 61 67
R – Poisson Regression
Poisson Regression involves regression models in which the response variable is in the form of counts and not fractional numbers. For example, the count of number of births or number of wins in a football match series. Also the values of the response variables follow a Poisson distribution.
The general mathematical equation for Poisson regression is −
log(y) = a + b1x1 + b2x2 + bnxn.....
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 y is the response variable.
 a and b are the numeric coefficients.
 x is the predictor variable.
The function used to create the Poisson regression model is the glm() function.
Syntax
The basic syntax for glm() function in Poisson regression is −
glm(formula,data,family)
Following is the description of the parameters used in above functions −
 formula is the symbol presenting the relationship between the variables.
 data is the data set giving the values of these variables.
 family is R object to specify the details of the model. It’s value is ‘Poisson’ for Logistic Regression.
Example
We have the inbuilt data set “warpbreaks” which describes the effect of wool type (A or B) and tension (low, medium or high) on the number of warp breaks per loom. Let’s consider “breaks” as the response variable which is a count of number of breaks. The wool “type” and “tension” are taken as predictor variables.
Input Data
input < warpbreaks
print(head(input))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
breaks wool tension
1 26 A L
2 30 A L
3 54 A L
4 25 A L
5 70 A L
6 52 A L
Create Regression Model
output <glm(formula = breaks ~ wool+tension,
data = warpbreaks,
family = poisson)
print(summary(output))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Call:
glm(formula = breaks ~ wool + tension, family = poisson, data = warpbreaks)
Deviance Residuals:
Min 1Q Median 3Q Max
3.6871 1.6503 0.4269 1.1902 4.2616
Coefficients:
Estimate Std. Error z value Pr(>z)
(Intercept) 3.69196 0.04541 81.302 < 2e16 ***
woolB 0.20599 0.05157 3.994 6.49e05 ***
tensionM 0.32132 0.06027 5.332 9.73e08 ***
tensionH 0.51849 0.06396 8.107 5.21e16 ***

Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1
(Dispersion parameter for poisson family taken to be 1)
Null deviance: 297.37 on 53 degrees of freedom
Residual deviance: 210.39 on 50 degrees of freedom
AIC: 493.06
Number of Fisher Scoring iterations: 4
In the summary we look for the pvalue in the last column to be less than 0.05 to consider an impact of the predictor variable on the response variable. As seen the wooltype B having tension type M and H have impact on the count of breaks.
R – Analysis of Covariance
We use Regression analysis to create models which describe the effect of variation in predictor variables on the response variable. Sometimes, if we have a categorical variable with values like Yes/No or Male/Female etc. The simple regression analysis gives multiple results for each value of the categorical variable. In such scenario, we can study the effect of the categorical variable by using it along with the predictor variable and comparing the regression lines for each level of the categorical variable. Such an analysis is termed as Analysis of Covariance also called as ANCOVA.
Example
Consider the R built in data set mtcars. In it we observer that the field “am” represents the type of transmission (auto or manual). It is a categorical variable with values 0 and 1. The miles per gallon value(mpg) of a car can also depend on it besides the value of horse power(“hp”).
We study the effect of the value of “am” on the regression between “mpg” and “hp”. It is done by using the aov() function followed by the anova() function to compare the multiple regressions.
Input Data
Create a data frame containing the fields “mpg”, “hp” and “am” from the data set mtcars. Here we take “mpg” as the response variable, “hp” as the predictor variable and “am” as the categorical variable.
input < mtcars[,c("am","mpg","hp")]
print(head(input))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
am mpg hp
Mazda RX4 1 21.0 110
Mazda RX4 Wag 1 21.0 110
Datsun 710 1 22.8 93
Hornet 4 Drive 0 21.4 110
Hornet Sportabout 0 18.7 175
Valiant 0 18.1 105
ANCOVA Analysis
We create a regression model taking “hp” as the predictor variable and “mpg” as the response variable taking into account the interaction between “am” and “hp”.
Model with interaction between categorical variable and predictor variable
# Get the dataset.
input < mtcars
# Create the regression model.
result < aov(mpg~hp*am,data = input)
print(summary(result))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Df Sum Sq Mean Sq F value Pr(>F)
hp 1 678.4 678.4 77.391 1.50e09 ***
am 1 202.2 202.2 23.072 4.75e05 ***
hp:am 1 0.0 0.0 0.001 0.981
Residuals 28 245.4 8.8

Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1
This result shows that both horse power and transmission type has significant effect on miles per gallon as the p value in both cases is less than 0.05. But the interaction between these two variables is not significant as the pvalue is more than 0.05.
Model without interaction between categorical variable and predictor variable
# Get the dataset.
input < mtcars
# Create the regression model.
result < aov(mpg~hp+am,data = input)
print(summary(result))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Df Sum Sq Mean Sq F value Pr(>F)
hp 1 678.4 678.4 80.15 7.63e10 ***
am 1 202.2 202.2 23.89 3.46e05 ***
Residuals 29 245.4 8.5

Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1
This result shows that both horse power and transmission type has significant effect on miles per gallon as the p value in both cases is less than 0.05.
Comparing Two Models
Now we can compare the two models to conclude if the interaction of the variables is truly insignificant. For this we use the anova() function.
# Get the dataset.
input < mtcars
# Create the regression models.
result1 < aov(mpg~hp*am,data = input)
result2 < aov(mpg~hp+am,data = input)
# Compare the two models.
print(anova(result1,result2))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Model 1: mpg ~ hp * am
Model 2: mpg ~ hp + am
Res.Df RSS Df Sum of Sq F Pr(>F)
1 28 245.43
2 29 245.44 1 0.0052515 6e04 0.9806
As the pvalue is greater than 0.05 we conclude that the interaction between horse power and transmission type is not significant. So the mileage per gallon will depend in a similar manner on the horse power of the car in both auto and manual transmission mode.
R – Time Series Analysis
Time series is a series of data points in which each data point is associated with a timestamp. A simple example is the price of a stock in the stock market at different points of time on a given day. Another example is the amount of rainfall in a region at different months of the year. R language uses many functions to create, manipulate and plot the time series data. The data for the time series is stored in an R object called timeseries object. It is also a R data object like a vector or data frame.
The time series object is created by using the ts() function.
Syntax
The basic syntax for ts() function in time series analysis is −
timeseries.object.name < ts(data, start, end, frequency)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 data is a vector or matrix containing the values used in the time series.
 start specifies the start time for the first observation in time series.
 end specifies the end time for the last observation in time series.
 frequency specifies the number of observations per unit time.
Except the parameter “data” all other parameters are optional.
Example
Consider the annual rainfall details at a place starting from January 2012. We create an R time series object for a period of 12 months and plot it.
# Get the data points in form of a R vector.
rainfall < c(799,1174.8,865.1,1334.6,635.4,918.5,685.5,998.6,784.2,985,882.8,1071)
# Convert it to a time series object.
rainfall.timeseries < ts(rainfall,start = c(2012,1),frequency = 12)
# Print the timeseries data.
print(rainfall.timeseries)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "rainfall.png")
# Plot a graph of the time series.
plot(rainfall.timeseries)
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result and chart −
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2012 799.0 1174.8 865.1 1334.6 635.4 918.5 685.5 998.6 784.2
Oct Nov Dec
2012 985.0 882.8 1071.0
The Time series chart −
Different Time Intervals
The value of the frequency parameter in the ts() function decides the time intervals at which the data points are measured. A value of 12 indicates that the time series is for 12 months. Other values and its meaning is as below −
 frequency = 12 pegs the data points for every month of a year.
 frequency = 4 pegs the data points for every quarter of a year.
 frequency = 6 pegs the data points for every 10 minutes of an hour.
 frequency = 24*6 pegs the data points for every 10 minutes of a day.
Multiple Time Series
We can plot multiple time series in one chart by combining both the series into a matrix.
# Get the data points in form of a R vector.
rainfall1 < c(799,1174.8,865.1,1334.6,635.4,918.5,685.5,998.6,784.2,985,882.8,1071)
rainfall2 <
c(655,1306.9,1323.4,1172.2,562.2,824,822.4,1265.5,799.6,1105.6,1106.7,1337.8)
# Convert them to a matrix.
combined.rainfall < matrix(c(rainfall1,rainfall2),nrow = 12)
# Convert it to a time series object.
rainfall.timeseries < ts(combined.rainfall,start = c(2012,1),frequency = 12)
# Print the timeseries data.
print(rainfall.timeseries)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "rainfall_combined.png")
# Plot a graph of the time series.
plot(rainfall.timeseries, main = "Multiple Time Series")
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result and chart −
Series 1 Series 2
Jan 2012 799.0 655.0
Feb 2012 1174.8 1306.9
Mar 2012 865.1 1323.4
Apr 2012 1334.6 1172.2
May 2012 635.4 562.2
Jun 2012 918.5 824.0
Jul 2012 685.5 822.4
Aug 2012 998.6 1265.5
Sep 2012 784.2 799.6
Oct 2012 985.0 1105.6
Nov 2012 882.8 1106.7
Dec 2012 1071.0 1337.8
The Multiple Time series chart −
R – Nonlinear Least Square
When modeling real world data for regression analysis, we observe that it is rarely the case that the equation of the model is a linear equation giving a linear graph. Most of the time, the equation of the model of real world data involves mathematical functions of higher degree like an exponent of 3 or a sin function. In such a scenario, the plot of the model gives a curve rather than a line. The goal of both linear and nonlinear regression is to adjust the values of the model’s parameters to find the line or curve that comes closest to your data. On finding these values we will be able to estimate the response variable with good accuracy.
In Least Square regression, we establish a regression model in which the sum of the squares of the vertical distances of different points from the regression curve is minimized. We generally start with a defined model and assume some values for the coefficients. We then apply the nls() function of R to get the more accurate values along with the confidence intervals.
Syntax
The basic syntax for creating a nonlinear least square test in R is −
nls(formula, data, start)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 formula is a nonlinear model formula including variables and parameters.
 data is a data frame used to evaluate the variables in the formula.
 start is a named list or named numeric vector of starting estimates.
Example
We will consider a nonlinear model with assumption of initial values of its coefficients. Next we will see what is the confidence intervals of these assumed values so that we can judge how well these values fir into the model.
So let’s consider the below equation for this purpose −
a = b1*x^2+b2
Let’s assume the initial coefficients to be 1 and 3 and fit these values into nls() function.
xvalues < c(1.6,2.1,2,2.23,3.71,3.25,3.4,3.86,1.19,2.21)
yvalues < c(5.19,7.43,6.94,8.11,18.75,14.88,16.06,19.12,3.21,7.58)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "nls.png")
# Plot these values.
plot(xvalues,yvalues)
# Take the assumed values and fit into the model.
model < nls(yvalues ~ b1*xvalues^2+b2,start = list(b1 = 1,b2 = 3))
# Plot the chart with new data by fitting it to a prediction from 100 data points.
new.data < data.frame(xvalues = seq(min(xvalues),max(xvalues),len = 100))
lines(new.data$xvalues,predict(model,newdata = new.data))
# Save the file.
dev.off()
# Get the sum of the squared residuals.
print(sum(resid(model)^2))
# Get the confidence intervals on the chosen values of the coefficients.
print(confint(model))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
[1] 1.081935
Waiting for profiling to be done...
2.5% 97.5%
b1 1.137708 1.253135
b2 1.497364 2.496484
We can conclude that the value of b1 is more close to 1 while the value of b2 is more close to 2 and not 3.
R – Decision Tree
Decision tree is a graph to represent choices and their results in form of a tree. The nodes in the graph represent an event or choice and the edges of the graph represent the decision rules or conditions. It is mostly used in Machine Learning and Data Mining applications using R.
Examples of use of decision tress is − predicting an email as spam or not spam, predicting of a tumor is cancerous or predicting a loan as a good or bad credit risk based on the factors in each of these. Generally, a model is created with observed data also called training data. Then a set of validation data is used to verify and improve the model. R has packages which are used to create and visualize decision trees. For new set of predictor variable, we use this model to arrive at a decision on the category (yes/No, spam/not spam) of the data.
The R package “party” is used to create decision trees.
Install R Package
Use the below command in R console to install the package. You also have to install the dependent packages if any.
install.packages("party")
The package “party” has the function ctree() which is used to create and analyze decison tree.
Syntax
The basic syntax for creating a decision tree in R is −
ctree(formula, data)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 formula is a formula describing the predictor and response variables.
 data is the name of the data set used.
Input Data
We will use the R inbuilt data set named readingSkills to create a decision tree. It describes the score of someone’s readingSkills if we know the variables “age”,”shoesize”,”score” and whether the person is a native speaker or not.
Here is the sample data.
# Load the party package. It will automatically load other dependent packages.
library(party)
# Print some records from data set readingSkills.
print(head(readingSkills))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result and chart −
nativeSpeaker age shoeSize score
1 yes 5 24.83189 32.29385
2 yes 6 25.95238 36.63105
3 no 11 30.42170 49.60593
4 yes 7 28.66450 40.28456
5 yes 11 31.88207 55.46085
6 yes 10 30.07843 52.83124
Loading required package: methods
Loading required package: grid
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Example
We will use the ctree() function to create the decision tree and see its graph.
# Load the party package. It will automatically load other dependent packages.
library(party)
# Create the input data frame.
input.dat < readingSkills[c(1:105),]
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "decision_tree.png")
# Create the tree.
output.tree < ctree(
nativeSpeaker ~ age + shoeSize + score,
data = input.dat)
# Plot the tree.
plot(output.tree)
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
null device
1
Loading required package: methods
Loading required package: grid
Loading required package: mvtnorm
Loading required package: modeltools
Loading required package: stats4
Loading required package: strucchange
Loading required package: zoo
Attaching package: ‘zoo’
The following objects are masked from ‘package:base’:
as.Date, as.Date.numeric
Loading required package: sandwich
Conclusion
From the decision tree shown above we can conclude that anyone whose readingSkills score is less than 38.3 and age is more than 6 is not a native Speaker.
R – Random Forest
In the random forest approach, a large number of decision trees are created. Every observation is fed into every decision tree. The most common outcome for each observation is used as the final output. A new observation is fed into all the trees and taking a majority vote for each classification model.
An error estimate is made for the cases which were not used while building the tree. That is called an OOB (Outofbag) error estimate which is mentioned as a percentage.
The R package “randomForest” is used to create random forests.
Install R Package
Use the below command in R console to install the package. You also have to install the dependent packages if any.
install.packages("randomForest)
The package “randomForest” has the function randomForest() which is used to create and analyze random forests.
Syntax
The basic syntax for creating a random forest in R is −
randomForest(formula, data)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 formula is a formula describing the predictor and response variables.
 data is the name of the data set used.
Input Data
We will use the R inbuilt data set named readingSkills to create a decision tree. It describes the score of someone’s readingSkills if we know the variables “age”,”shoesize”,”score” and whether the person is a native speaker.
Here is the sample data.
# Load the party package. It will automatically load other required packages.
library(party)
# Print some records from data set readingSkills.
print(head(readingSkills))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result and chart −
nativeSpeaker age shoeSize score
1 yes 5 24.83189 32.29385
2 yes 6 25.95238 36.63105
3 no 11 30.42170 49.60593
4 yes 7 28.66450 40.28456
5 yes 11 31.88207 55.46085
6 yes 10 30.07843 52.83124
Loading required package: methods
Loading required package: grid
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Example
We will use the randomForest() function to create the decision tree and see it’s graph.
# Load the party package. It will automatically load other required packages.
library(party)
library(randomForest)
# Create the forest.
output.forest < randomForest(nativeSpeaker ~ age + shoeSize + score,
data = readingSkills)
# View the forest results.
print(output.forest)
# Importance of each predictor.
print(importance(fit,type = 2))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Call:
randomForest(formula = nativeSpeaker ~ age + shoeSize + score,
data = readingSkills)
Type of random forest: classification
Number of trees: 500
No. of variables tried at each split: 1
OOB estimate of error rate: 1%
Confusion matrix:
no yes class.error
no 99 1 0.01
yes 1 99 0.01
MeanDecreaseGini
age 13.95406
shoeSize 18.91006
score 56.73051
Conclusion
From the random forest shown above we can conclude that the shoesize and score are the important factors deciding if someone is a native speaker or not. Also the model has only 1% error which means we can predict with 99% accuracy.
R – Survival Analysis
Survival analysis deals with predicting the time when a specific event is going to occur. It is also known as failure time analysis or analysis of time to death. For example predicting the number of days a person with cancer will survive or predicting the time when a mechanical system is going to fail.
The R package named survival is used to carry out survival analysis. This package contains the function Surv() which takes the input data as a R formula and creates a survival object among the chosen variables for analysis. Then we use the function survfit() to create a plot for the analysis.
Install Package
install.packages("survival")
Syntax
The basic syntax for creating survival analysis in R is −
Surv(time,event)
survfit(formula)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 time is the follow up time until the event occurs.
 event indicates the status of occurrence of the expected event.
 formula is the relationship between the predictor variables.
Example
We will consider the data set named “pbc” present in the survival packages installed above. It describes the survival data points about people affected with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) of the liver. Among the many columns present in the data set we are primarily concerned with the fields “time” and “status”. Time represents the number of days between registration of the patient and earlier of the event between the patient receiving a liver transplant or death of the patient.
# Load the library.
library("survival")
# Print first few rows.
print(head(pbc))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result and chart −
id time status trt age sex ascites hepato spiders edema bili chol
1 1 400 2 1 58.76523 f 1 1 1 1.0 14.5 261
2 2 4500 0 1 56.44627 f 0 1 1 0.0 1.1 302
3 3 1012 2 1 70.07255 m 0 0 0 0.5 1.4 176
4 4 1925 2 1 54.74059 f 0 1 1 0.5 1.8 244
5 5 1504 1 2 38.10541 f 0 1 1 0.0 3.4 279
6 6 2503 2 2 66.25873 f 0 1 0 0.0 0.8 248
albumin copper alk.phos ast trig platelet protime stage
1 2.60 156 1718.0 137.95 172 190 12.2 4
2 4.14 54 7394.8 113.52 88 221 10.6 3
3 3.48 210 516.0 96.10 55 151 12.0 4
4 2.54 64 6121.8 60.63 92 183 10.3 4
5 3.53 143 671.0 113.15 72 136 10.9 3
6 3.98 50 944.0 93.00 63 NA 11.0 3
From the above data we are considering time and status for our analysis.
Applying Surv() and survfit() Function
Now we proceed to apply the Surv() function to the above data set and create a plot that will show the trend.
# Load the library.
library("survival")
# Create the survival object.
survfit(Surv(pbc$time,pbc$status == 2)~1)
# Give the chart file a name.
png(file = "survival.png")
# Plot the graph.
plot(survfit(Surv(pbc$time,pbc$status == 2)~1))
# Save the file.
dev.off()
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result and chart −
Call: survfit(formula = Surv(pbc$time, pbc$status == 2) ~ 1)
n events median 0.95LCL 0.95UCL
418 161 3395 3090 3853
The trend in the above graph helps us predicting the probability of survival at the end of a certain number of days.
R – Chi Square Test
ChiSquare test is a statistical method to determine if two categorical variables have a significant correlation between them. Both those variables should be from same population and they should be categorical like − Yes/No, Male/Female, Red/Green etc.
For example, we can build a data set with observations on people’s icecream buying pattern and try to correlate the gender of a person with the flavor of the icecream they prefer. If a correlation is found we can plan for appropriate stock of flavors by knowing the number of gender of people visiting.
Syntax
The function used for performing chiSquare test is chisq.test().
The basic syntax for creating a chisquare test in R is −
chisq.test(data)
Following is the description of the parameters used −
 data is the data in form of a table containing the count value of the variables in the observation.
Example
We will take the Cars93 data in the “MASS” library which represents the sales of different models of car in the year 1993.
library("MASS")
print(str(Cars93))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
'data.frame': 93 obs. of 27 variables:
$ Manufacturer : Factor w/ 32 levels "Acura","Audi",..: 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 5 ...
$ Model : Factor w/ 93 levels "100","190E","240",..: 49 56 9 1 6 24 54 74 73 35 ...
$ Type : Factor w/ 6 levels "Compact","Large",..: 4 3 1 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 ...
$ Min.Price : num 12.9 29.2 25.9 30.8 23.7 14.2 19.9 22.6 26.3 33 ...
$ Price : num 15.9 33.9 29.1 37.7 30 15.7 20.8 23.7 26.3 34.7 ...
$ Max.Price : num 18.8 38.7 32.3 44.6 36.2 17.3 21.7 24.9 26.3 36.3 ...
$ MPG.city : int 25 18 20 19 22 22 19 16 19 16 ...
$ MPG.highway : int 31 25 26 26 30 31 28 25 27 25 ...
$ AirBags : Factor w/ 3 levels "Driver & Passenger",..: 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 ...
$ DriveTrain : Factor w/ 3 levels "4WD","Front",..: 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 ...
$ Cylinders : Factor w/ 6 levels "3","4","5","6",..: 2 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 4 5 ...
$ EngineSize : num 1.8 3.2 2.8 2.8 3.5 2.2 3.8 5.7 3.8 4.9 ...
$ Horsepower : int 140 200 172 172 208 110 170 180 170 200 ...
$ RPM : int 6300 5500 5500 5500 5700 5200 4800 4000 4800 4100 ...
$ Rev.per.mile : int 2890 2335 2280 2535 2545 2565 1570 1320 1690 1510 ...
$ Man.trans.avail : Factor w/ 2 levels "No","Yes": 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 ...
$ Fuel.tank.capacity: num 13.2 18 16.9 21.1 21.1 16.4 18 23 18.8 18 ...
$ Passengers : int 5 5 5 6 4 6 6 6 5 6 ...
$ Length : int 177 195 180 193 186 189 200 216 198 206 ...
$ Wheelbase : int 102 115 102 106 109 105 111 116 108 114 ...
$ Width : int 68 71 67 70 69 69 74 78 73 73 ...
$ Turn.circle : int 37 38 37 37 39 41 42 45 41 43 ...
$ Rear.seat.room : num 26.5 30 28 31 27 28 30.5 30.5 26.5 35 ...
$ Luggage.room : int 11 15 14 17 13 16 17 21 14 18 ...
$ Weight : int 2705 3560 3375 3405 3640 2880 3470 4105 3495 3620 ...
$ Origin : Factor w/ 2 levels "USA","nonUSA": 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 ...
$ Make : Factor w/ 93 levels "Acura Integra",..: 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 9 8 10 ...
The above result shows the dataset has many Factor variables which can be considered as categorical variables. For our model we will consider the variables “AirBags” and “Type”. Here we aim to find out any significant correlation between the types of car sold and the type of Air bags it has. If correlation is observed we can estimate which types of cars can sell better with what types of air bags.
# Load the library.
library("MASS")
# Create a data frame from the main data set.
car.data < data.frame(Cars93$AirBags, Cars93$Type)
# Create a table with the needed variables.
car.data = table(Cars93$AirBags, Cars93$Type)
print(car.data)
# Perform the ChiSquare test.
print(chisq.test(car.data))
When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −
Compact Large Midsize Small Sporty Van
Driver & Passenger 2 4 7 0 3 0
Driver only 9 7 11 5 8 3
None 5 0 4 16 3 6
Pearson's Chisquared test
data: car.data
Xsquared = 33.001, df = 10, pvalue = 0.0002723
Warning message:
In chisq.test(car.data) : Chisquared approximation may be incorrect
Conclusion
The result shows the pvalue of less than 0.05 which indicates a string correlation.
from:http://www.tutorialspoint.com/r/r_quick_guide.htm