The R floor method is one of the R Math functions, which is to return the largest integer value. That is not greater than (less than) or equal to a specific number or an expression. Let us see how to use the floor in R Programming language with an example.
R floor syntax
The syntax of the floor in R Programming language is
Numeric_Expression: It can be a numeric value or a valid numerical expression for which you want to find a square root.
- If the numeric_expression is positive or Negative numeric value, the floor function returns the floor value.
- If the numeric_expression is positive or Negative Zero, a function returns Zero
- numeric_expression is NaN (not a number) then floor function will return NaN.
- If the numeric_expression is positive or negative infinity, then the function returns the same.
The following floor example shows you the same
# floor in R example # Use floor Function on Positive, and negative zeros floor(0) floor(-0) # Using floor Function on Not a Number floor(NaN) floor(-NaN) # floor Numbers of +ve and -ve Infinity floor(Inf) floor(-Inf) # Use floor Function on String Data floor("Tutorial Gateway")
R floor Function example 1
In this program, We are going to find the floor values of different data and display the output
# floor in R example # Use floor Function on Positive Value floor(645.956) floor(25.225) # Using floor Function on Negative values floor(-10.285) floor(-123.987) # floor Value of an Expression floor(-10.986 + 120.456 - 200.423 + 151.67) # floor Function on vectors number1 <- c(-25.26, 256.94, -136.42, 183.999 , -155.893) number2 <- c(-2.45, 22.10, 22.95) floor(number1) floor(number2)
Floor Function example 2
In this program, We are going to apply the floor function on List data and display the output. For this example, we are using the airquality data set provided by R
# floor in R example # Data set that We are going to use airquality # Applying floor function on Wind Data in Airquality floor(airquality$Wind)
R floor Function Example 3
The floor function in R programming also allows you to floor the numeric values in a database, or a table column. In this example, We are going to find the floor values of all the records present in [Standard Cost] and [Sales Amount] columns.
For this, we use the below-shown CSV data, and I suggest you refer to the R Read CSV Function article to understand importing the CSV file in R Programming.
From the below code and screenshot, you can observe that R floor function is returning the closest integer value, which is less than or equal to the values in the Standard Cost, and Sales Amount column
# floor in R example #Current Working DIrectory getwd() #Datat We are going to use product <- read.csv("Product_Data.csv", TRUE, sep = ",") print(product) # Applying Floor function on Standard Cost, and Sales Amount Columns floor(product$StandardCost) floor(product$SalesAmount)