Sum of Vector Elements
sum returns the sum of all the values
present in its arguments.
sum(..., na.rm = FALSE)
- numeric or complex or logical vectors.
- logical. Should missing values (including
NaN) be removed?
This is a generic function: methods can be defined for it
directly or via the
Summary group generic.
For this to work properly, the arguments
... should be
unnamed, and dispatch is on the first argument.
NaN value in
any of the arguments will cause a value of
be returned, otherwise
NaN values are ignored.
Logical true values are regarded as one, false values as zero.
For historical reasons,
NULL is accepted and treated as if it
Loss of accuracy can occur when summing values of different signs: this can even occur for sufficiently long integer inputs if the partial sums would cause integer overflow. Where possible extended-precision accumulators are used, but this is platform-dependent.
The sum. If all of
...are of type integer or logical, then the sum is integer, and in that case the result will be
NA(with a warning) if integer overflow occurs. Otherwise it is a length-one numeric or complex vector.NB: the sum of an empty set is zero, by definition.
Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) The New S Language. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.
colSums for row and column sums.
``` ``` sum(1,5) ``` ```