Today we’re practicing functions! In the exercises below, you’re asked to write short R scripts that define functions aimed at specific tasks. The exercises start at an easy level, and gradually move towards slightly more complex functions. Answers to the exercises are available here. If you obtained a different solution than the one posted on […]

## Conditional execution exercises

In the exercises below we cover the basics of conditional execution. In all previous exercises, the solutions required one or more R statements that were all executed consecutively. In this series of exercises we’re going to use the if, else and ifelse functions, to execute only a subset of the R script, depending on one […]

## Scan exercises

In the exercises below we cover the basics of the scan function. Before proceeding, first read section 7.2 of An Introduction to R. Answers to the exercises are available here. For each exercise we provide a data set that can be accessed through the link shown in the exercise. You can scan the data from […]

## Reading delimited data

In the exercises below we cover the basics of reading delimited data. Before proceeding, first read section 7.1 of An Introduction to R, and the help pages for the read.table function. Answers to the exercises are available here. For each exercise we provide a data set that can be accessed through the link shown in […]

## Data frame exercises

In the exercises below we cover the basics of data frames. Before proceeding, first read section 6.3.1 of An Introduction to R, and the help pages for the cbind, dim, str, order and cut functions. Answers to the exercises are available here. Exercise 1 Create the following data frame, afterwards invert Sex for all individuals. […]

## List exercises

In the exercises below we cover the basics of lists. Before proceeding, first read section 6.1-6.2 of An Introduction to R, and the help pages for the sum, length, strsplit, and setdiff functions. Answers to the exercises are available here. Exercise 1 If: p Are you a beginner (1 star), intermediate (2 stars) or advanced […]

## Factor exercises

In the exercises below we cover the basics of factors. Before proceeding, first read chapter 4 of An Introduction to R, and the help pages for the cut, and table functions. Answers to the exercises are available here. Exercise 1 If x = c(1, 2, 3, 3, 5, 3, 2, 4, NA), what are the […]

## Index vectors

In the exercises below we cover the basics of index vectors. Before proceeding, first read section 2.7 of An Introduction to R, and the help pages for the sum, and which functions. Answers to the exercises are available here. Exercise 1 If x Are you a beginner (1 star), intermediate (2 stars) or advanced (3 […]

## Character vector exercises

In the exercises below we cover the basics of character vectors. Before proceeding, first read section 2.6 of An Introduction to R, and the help pages for the nchar, substr and sub functions. Answers to the exercises are available here. Exercise 1 If x Are you a beginner (1 star), intermediate (2 stars) or advanced […]

## Missing values

Today we’re training how to handle missing values in a data set. Before starting the exercises, please first read section 2.5 of An Introduction to R. Solutions are available here. Exercise 1 If X Are you a beginner (1 star), intermediate (2 stars) or advanced (3 stars) R user?