base v3.5.1

The R Base Package

Base R functions.

Functions in base

Name Description
Arithmetic Arithmetic Operators
Foreign Foreign Function Interface
LongVectors Long Vectors
Hyperbolic Hyperbolic Functions
MathFun Miscellaneous Mathematical Functions
Sys.glob Wildcard Expansion on File Paths
Sys.info Extract System and User Information
InternalMethods Internal Generic Functions
agrep Approximate String Matching (Fuzzy Matching)
all Are All Values True?
args Argument List of a Function
array Multi-way Arrays
Constants Built-in Constants
autoload On-demand Loading of Packages
Control Control Flow
backsolve Solve an Upper or Lower Triangular System
Deprecated Marking Objects as Deprecated
bindenv Binding and Environment Locking, Active Bindings
Encoding Read or Set the Declared Encodings for a Character Vector
bitwise Bitwise Logical Operations
browser Environment Browser
Startup Initialization at Start of an R Session
bquote Partial substitution in expressions
DateTimeClasses Date-Time Classes
log Logarithms and Exponentials
Cstack_info Report Information on C Stack Size and Usage
char.expand Expand a String with Respect to a Target Table
browserText Functions to Retrieve Values Supplied by Calls to the Browser
Logic Logical Operators
character Character Vectors
NumericConstants Numeric Constants
by Apply a Function to a Data Frame Split by Factors
EnvVar Environment Variables
body Access to and Manipulation of the Body of a Function
Ops.Date Operators on the Date Class
Round Rounding of Numbers
Dates Date Class
Special Special Functions of Mathematics
Extract Extract or Replace Parts of an Object
La_version LAPACK Version
Last.value Value of Last Evaluated Expression
Defunct Marking Objects as Defunct
Paren Parentheses and Braces
cumsum Cumulative Sums, Products, and Extremes
append Vector Merging
R.Version Version Information
Bessel Bessel Functions
.Platform Platform Specific Variables
Random.user User-supplied Random Number Generation
curlGetHeaders Retrieve Headers from URLs
Sys.getenv Get Environment Variables
La_library LAPACK Library
Colon Colon Operator
Random Random Number Generation
dontCheck Identity Function to Suppress Checking
Sys.sleep Suspend Execution for a Time Interval
do.call Execute a Function Call
abbreviate Abbreviate Strings
Primitive Look Up a Primitive Function
Sys.time Get Current Date and Time
Sys.getpid Get the Process ID of the R Session
any Are Some Values True?
as.environment Coerce to an Environment Object
Quotes Quotes
CallExternal Modern Interfaces to C/C++ code
Extract.data.frame Extract or Replace Parts of a Data Frame
file.info Extract File Information
Extract.factor Extract or Replace Parts of a Factor
aperm Array Transposition
file.path Construct Path to File
gc.time Report Time Spent in Garbage Collection
Comparison Relational Operators
NA ‘Not Available’ / Missing Values
NULL The Null Object
ISOdatetime Date-time Conversion Functions from Numeric Representations
isSymmetric Test if a Matrix or other Object is Symmetric (Hermitian)
Recall Recursive Calling
Internal Call an Internal Function
deparse Expression Deparsing
gctorture Torture Garbage Collector
RdUtils Utilities for Processing Rd Files
base-internal Internal Objects in Package base
Sys.setFileTime Set File Time
builtins Returns the Names of All Built-in Objects
jitter ‘Jitter’ (Add Noise) to Numbers
Sys.setenv Set or Unset Environment Variables
Syntax Operator Syntax and Precedence
Sys.which Find Full Paths to Executables
apply Apply Functions Over Array Margins
as.data.frame Coerce to a Data Frame
base-package The R Base Package
c Combine Values into a Vector or List
Trig Trigonometric Functions
kronecker Kronecker Products on Arrays
locales Query or Set Aspects of the Locale
call Function Calls
Memory Memory Available for Data Storage
get Return the Value of a Named Object
UseMethod Class Methods
attr Object Attributes
Memory-limits Memory Limits in R
findInterval Find Interval Numbers or Indices
charmatch Partial String Matching
attributes Object Attribute Lists
getCallingDLL Compute DLL for Native Interface Call
contributors R Project Contributors
file.show Display One or More Text Files
chartr Character Translation and Casefolding
integer Integer Vectors
Reserved Reserved Words in R
cat Concatenate and Print
logical Logical Vectors
Vectorize Vectorize a Scalar Function
cbind Combine R Objects by Rows or Columns
row+colnames Row and Column Names
all.equal Test if Two Objects are (Nearly) Equal
matrix Matrices
date System Date and Time
class Object Classes
chol2inv Inverse from Choleski (or QR) Decomposition
Sys.localeconv Find Details of the Numerical and Monetary Representations in the Current Locale
connections Functions to Manipulate Connections (Files, URLs, ...)
Rhome Return the R Home Directory
force Force Evaluation of an Argument
commandArgs Extract Command Line Arguments
.Device Lists of Open/Active Graphics Devices
Sys.readlink Read File Symbolic Links
expand.grid Create a Data Frame from All Combinations of Factor Variables
all.names Find All Names in an Expression
as.Date Date Conversion Functions to and from Character
assignOps Assignment Operators
attach Attach Set of R Objects to Search Path
diag Matrix Diagonals
maxCol Find Maximum Position in Matrix
base-defunct Defunct Functions in Package base
comment Query or Set a "comment" Attribute
complex Complex Numbers and Basic Functionality
encodeString Encode Character Vector as for Printing
dots …, ..1, etc used in Functions
double Double-Precision Vectors
dcf Read and Write Data in DCF Format
environment Environment Access
function Function Definition
formatC Formatting Using C-style Formats
getNativeSymbolInfo Obtain a Description of one or more Native (C/Fortran) Symbols
base-deprecated Deprecated Functions in Package base
names The Names of an Object
nargs The Number of Arguments to a Function
deparseOpts Options for Expression Deparsing
as.POSIX* Date-time Conversion Functions
cut.POSIXt Convert a Date or Date-Time Object to a Factor
drop Drop Redundant Extent Information
as.function Convert Object to Function
expression Unevaluated Expressions
dput Write an Object to a File or Recreate it
assign Assign a Value to a Name
ns-hooks Hooks for Namespace Events
callCC Call With Current Continuation
missing Does a Formal Argument have a Value?
cut Convert Numeric to Factor
QR.Auxiliaries Reconstruct the Q, R, or X Matrices from a QR Object
basename Manipulate File Paths
col Column Indexes
.bincode Bin a Numeric Vector
qr The QR Decomposition of a Matrix
ns-internals Namespace Internals
files File Manipulation
normalizePath Express File Paths in Canonical Form
capabilities Report Capabilities of this Build of R
debug Debug a Function
getwd Get or Set Working Directory
chkDots Warn About Extraneous Arguments in the "..." of Its Caller
gettext Translate Text Messages
list2env From A List, Build or Add To an Environment
colSums Form Row and Column Sums and Means
conditions Condition Handling and Recovery
conflicts Search for Masked Objects on the Search Path
data.matrix Convert a Data Frame to a Numeric Matrix
raw Raw Vectors
dataframeHelpers Data Frame Auxiliary Functions
grepRaw Pattern Matching for Raw Vectors
grep Pattern Matching and Replacement
ifelse Conditional Element Selection
rawConnection Raw Connections
delayedAssign Delay Evaluation
is.function Is an Object of Type (Primitive) Function?
chol The Choleski Decomposition
duplicated Determine Duplicate Elements
readChar Transfer Character Strings To and From Connections
match.arg Argument Verification Using Partial Matching
dyn.load Foreign Function Interface
copyright Copyrights of Files Used to Build R
regex Regular Expressions as used in R
regmatches Extract or Replace Matched Substrings
load Reload Saved Datasets
extSoftVersion Report Versions of Third-Party Software
crossprod Matrix Crossproduct
diff Lagged Differences
gl Generate Factor Levels
factor Factors
data.class Object Classes
data.frame Data Frames
is.language Is an Object a Language Object?
det Calculate the Determinant of a Matrix
lazyLoad Lazy Load a Database of R Objects
lapply Apply a Function over a List or Vector
readline Read a Line from the Terminal
svd Singular Value Decomposition of a Matrix
mapply Apply a Function to Multiple List or Vector Arguments
kappa Compute or Estimate the Condition Number of a Matrix
length Length of an Object
difftime Time Intervals / Differences
strtoi Convert Strings to Integers
detach Detach Objects from the Search Path
dim Dimensions of an Object
forceAndCall Call a function with Some Arguments Forced
remove Remove Objects from a Specified Environment
round.POSIXt Round / Truncate Data-Time Objects
nchar Count the Number of Characters (or Bytes or Width)
margin.table Compute table margin
sets Set Operations
showConnections Display Connections
lengths Lengths of List or Vector Elements
shQuote Quote Strings for Use in OS Shells
nlevels The Number of Levels of a Factor
numeric_version Numeric Versions
octmode Display Numbers in Octal
droplevels Drop Unused Levels from Factors
formals Access to and Manipulation of the Formal Arguments
dump Text Representations of R Objects
eapply Apply a Function Over Values in an Environment
dimnames Dimnames of an Object
sign Sign Function
eval Evaluate an (Unevaluated) Expression
match.call Argument Matching
sprintf Use C-style String Formatting Commands
path.expand Expand File Paths
funprog Common Higher-Order Functions in Functional Programming Languages
pcre_config Report Configuration Options for PCRE
eigen Spectral Decomposition of a Matrix
file.access Ascertain File Accessibility
message Diagnostic Messages
print.data.frame Printing Data Frames
strwrap Wrap Character Strings to Format Paragraphs
NotYet Not Yet Implemented Functions and Unused Arguments
exists Is an Object Defined?
gc Garbage Collection
srcfile References to Source Files and Code
files2 Manipulation of Directories and File Permissions
subset Subsetting Vectors, Matrices and Data Frames
print.default Default Printing
gzcon (De)compress I/O Through Connections
file.choose Choose a File Interactively
hexmode Display Numbers in Hexadecimal
tempfile Create Names for Temporary Files
find.package Find Packages
formatDL Format Description Lists
format.pval Format P Values
reg.finalizer Finalization of Objects
getDLLRegisteredRoutines Reflectance Information for C/Fortran routines in a DLL
getLoadedDLLs Get DLLs Loaded in Current Session
icuSetCollate Setup Collation by ICU
sys.source Parse and Evaluate Expressions from a File
iconv Convert Character Vector between Encodings
prmatrix Print Matrices, Old-style
invisible Change the Print Mode to Invisible
is.finite Finite, Infinite and NaN Numbers
slotOp Extract or Replace A Slot
is.R Are we using R, rather than S?
format Encode in a Common Format
paste Concatenate Strings
system Invoke a System Command
interaction Compute Factor Interactions
taskCallbackManager Create an R-level Task Callback Manager
taskCallbackNames Query the Names of the Current Internal Top-Level Task Callbacks
format.info format(.) Information
rowsum Give Column Sums of a Matrix or Data Frame, Based on a Grouping Variable
groupGeneric S3 Group Generic Functions
grouping Grouping Permutation
traceback Get and Print Call Stacks
interactive Is R Running Interactively?
is.object Is an Object ‘internally classed’?
parse Parse Expressions
tracemem Trace Copying of Objects
scale Scaling and Centering of Matrix-like Objects
sQuote Quote Text
is.recursive Is an Object Atomic or Recursive?
serialize Simple Serialization Interface
isS4 Test for an S4 object
identical Test Objects for Exact Equality
levels Levels Attributes
setTimeLimit Set CPU and/or Elapsed Time Limits
print Print Values
l10n_info Localization Information
system2 Invoke a System Command
warning Warning Messages
strptime Date-time Conversion Functions to and from Character
libPaths Search Paths for Packages
lower.tri Lower and Upper Triangular Part of a Matrix
labels Find Labels from Object
list Lists -- Generic and Dotted Pairs
readLines Read Text Lines from a Connection
strrep Repeat the Elements of a Character Vector
strsplit Split the Elements of a Character Vector
identity Identity Function
sum Sum of Vector Elements
list.files List the Files in a Directory/Folder
is.single Is an Object of Single Precision Type?
warnings Print Warning Messages
tapply Apply a Function Over a Ragged Array
sweep Sweep out Array Summaries
taskCallback Add or Remove a Top-Level Task Callback
summary Object Summaries
.Machine Numerical Characteristics of the Machine
match.fun Extract a Function Specified by Name
is.unsorted Test if an Object is Not Sorted
libcurlVersion Report Version of libcurl
library.dynam Loading DLLs from Packages
library Loading/Attaching and Listing of Packages
unlist Flatten Lists
license The R License Terms
matmult Matrix Multiplication
unname Remove names or dimnames
scan Read Data Values
ls List Objects
memory.profile Profile the Usage of Cons Cells
on.exit Function Exit Code
.Script Scripting Language Interface
make.names Make Syntactically Valid Names
make.unique Make Character Strings Unique
merge Merge Two Data Frames
mat.or.vec Create a Matrix or a Vector
match Value Matching
try Try an Expression Allowing Error Recovery
name Names and Symbols
nrow The Number of Rows/Columns of an Array
mode The (Storage) Mode of an Object
options Options Settings
socketSelect Wait on Socket Connections
pmatch Partial String Matching
textConnection Text Connections
weekdays Extract Parts of a POSIXt or Date Object
which Which indices are TRUE?
utf8Conversion Convert Integer Vectors to or from UTF-8-encoded Character Vectors
withVisible Return both a Value and its Visibility
polyroot Find Zeros of a Real or Complex Polynomial
ns-dblcolon Double Colon and Triple Colon Operators
userhooks Functions to Get and Set Hooks for Load, Attach, Detach and Unload
ns-topenv Top Level Environment
numeric Numeric Vectors
outer Outer Product of Arrays
order Ordering Permutation
mean Arithmetic Mean
zapsmall Rounding of Numbers
t Matrix Transpose
zpackages Listing of Packages
typeof The Type of an Object
memCompress In-memory Compression and Decompression
rawConversion Convert to or from Raw Vectors
prop.table Express Table Entries as Fraction of Marginal Table
write Write Data to a File
rapply Recursively Apply a Function to a List
rank Sample Ranks
pushBack Push Text Back on to a Connection
readBin Transfer Binary Data To and From Connections
rep Replicate Elements of Vectors and Lists
noquote Class for ‘no quote’ Printing of Character Strings
ns-load Loading and Unloading Name Spaces
readRDS Serialization Interface for Single Objects
readRenviron Set Environment Variables from a File
norm Compute the Norm of a Matrix
ns-reflect.Rd Namespace Reflection Support
row Row Indexes
pos.to.env Convert Positions in the Search Path to Environments
seq.Date Generate Regular Sequences of Dates
replace Replace Values in a Vector
sample Random Samples and Permutations
row.names Get and Set Row Names for Data Frames
seq.POSIXt Generate Regular Sequences of Times
pretty Pretty Breakpoints
split Divide into Groups and Reassemble
source Read R Code from a File, a Connection or Expressions
save Save R Objects
proc.time Running Time of R
prod Product of Vector Elements
quit Terminate an R Session
seek Functions to Reposition Connections
sink Send R Output to a File
range Range of Values
search Give Search Path for R Objects
slice.index Slice Indexes in an Array
rle Run Length Encoding
rev Reverse Elements
table Cross Tabulation and Table Creation
seq Sequence Generation
tabulate Tabulation for Vectors
sequence Create A Vector of Sequences
toString Convert an R Object to a Character String
stop Stop Function Execution
trace Interactive Tracing and Debugging of Calls to a Function or Method
solve Solve a System of Equations
transform Transform an Object, for Example a Data Frame
stopifnot Ensure the Truth of R Expressions
startsWith Does String Start or End With Another String?
sort Sorting or Ordering Vectors
standardGeneric Formal Method System -- Dispatching S4 Methods
substr Substrings of a Character Vector
substitute Substituting and Quoting Expressions
trimws Remove Leading/Trailing Whitespace
validUTF8 Check if a Character Vector is Validly Encoded
system.file Find Names of R System Files
system.time CPU Time Used
writeLines Write Lines to a Connection
vector Vectors
which.min Where is the Min() or Max() or first TRUE or FALSE ?
strtrim Trim Character Strings to Specified Display Widths
structure Attribute Specification
xtfrm Auxiliary Function for Sorting and Ranking
switch Select One of a List of Alternatives
with Evaluate an Expression in a Data Environment
tilde Tilde Operator
sys.parent Functions to Access the Function Call Stack
unlink Delete Files and Directories
timezones Time Zones
zutils Miscellaneous Internal/Programming Utilities
unique Extract Unique Elements
AsIs Inhibit Interpretation/Conversion of Objects
Foreign-internal Internal Versions of the Foreign Function Interface
Extremes Maxima and Minima
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