max and min Functions in R (2 Examples)

The following R code shows how to apply the max and min functions in the R programming language.

Apply max and min Functions

Example data:

vec <- c(2, 1, 5, 2, 8, 3)     # Create example vector

Apply max function:

max(vec)                       # Return maximum of vector
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Apply min function:

min(vec)                       # Return minimum of vector
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Remove NA Values within max Function

Example data:

vec2 <- c(vec, NA)             # Create vector with NA

Apply max function:

max(vec2)                      # max function returns NA
# NA

Since our example vector contains an NA value, the max function also returns NA. We can apply the na.rm argument to return our true maximum:

max(vec2, na.rm = TRUE)        # Use na.rm argument
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Video Example

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