# Quantiles in R (Example)

In this article I’ll explain how to calculate the quantiles of a numeric data object in the R programming language.

## Example Data

In this example, we’ll compute the quantiles of the following numeric vector:

x <- c(6, 6, 8, 5, 3, 9, 1, 7, 5, 2) # Create example vector |

x <- c(6, 6, 8, 5, 3, 9, 1, 7, 5, 2) # Create example vector

## Example: Application of quantile Function in R

We can compute the quantiles of our data with the quantile() function as shown below:

quantile(x) # Compute quantiles # 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% # 1.00 3.50 5.50 6.75 9.00 |

quantile(x) # Compute quantiles # 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% # 1.00 3.50 5.50 6.75 9.00