# Error in rep() : invalid ‘times’ argument in R (2 Examples)

This tutorial demonstrates how to avoid the “Error in rep(X) : invalid ‘times’ argument” in R.

## Example 1: How to Replicate the Error in rep(X) : invalid ‘times’ argument

rep("x", - 10) # rep cannot be applied to negative value # Error in rep("x", -10) : invalid 'times' argument |

rep("x", - 10) # rep cannot be applied to negative value # Error in rep("x", -10) : invalid 'times' argument

## Example 2: How to Solve the Error in rep(X) : invalid ‘times’ argument

rep("x", 10) # Positive value within rep # [1] "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" |

rep("x", 10) # Positive value within rep # [1] "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" "x" "x"

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