All right. Now that you know how to read and create vectors of different kinds, we can start performing some simple data analysis.
When you start any data analysis, you need to take a look at the distribution of the data. R has many built-in functions that help you investigate the distribution of the data. The first of such functions the
min() function. It returns the minimum value of a vector.
Let's say you would like to know the age of the youngest employee at Versico. The employee ages are stored in the vector named
ages. We can pass our vector into the
min() function as an argument and have it return the minimum of all elements, like so: