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How to sort a vector in R

Onyejiaku Theophilus Chidalu

Overview

Sorting a vector means arranging a given vector either alphabetically or numerically.

To perform this operation in R, we use the sort() function.

Syntax

sort(x)

Parameter

The sort() function takes a single parameter value, which is the vector object that is passed to it.

Return value

The sort() function returns the vector object with its items arranged either alphabetically or numerically.

Code example

# creating vector variables
my_vector1 <- c("banana", "apple", "orange", "mango", "lemon")
my_vector2 <- c(10, 8, 9, 4, 7, 5, 1, 3, 6, 2)

# using the sort() function 
sort(my_vector1)
sort(my_vector2)
Implementing the "sort()" function

Code explanation

  • Lines 2–3: We create two vectors, which are of type string and numeric.

  • Lines 5–6: We call the sort() function to sort those two vectors.

We can see that we are able to arrange the items of the vector objects, my_vector1 and my_vector2), alphabetically and numerically with the help of the sort() function.

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