# R Program to Access Values in a Vector

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## Example 1: Access Vector Element in R

In R, we can access elements of a vector using the index number **(1, 2, 3 …)**. For example,

# a vector of string type languages <- c("Swift", "Java", "R") # access first element of languages print(languages[1]) # "Swift" # access third element of languages print(languages[3]). # "R"

In the above example, we have created a vector named `languages`. Each element of the vector is associated with an integer number.

Here, we have used the vector index to access the vector elements

`languages[1]`

- access the first element`"Swift"`

`languages[3]`

- accesses the third element`"R"`

**Note**: In R, the vector index always starts with **1**. Hence, the first element of a vector is present at index **1**, second element at index **2** and so on.

## Example 2: Access Multiple Vector Element in R

# a vector of string type languages <- c("Swift", "Java", "R") # access 1st and 3rd element of languages print(languages[c(1,3)]) # "Swift" "R"

**Output**

[1] "Swift" "R"

Here, we have combined two indices using the `c()`

function to access two vector elements at once.

languages[c(1,3)]

The code above accessed and returns **1st** and **3rd** element of `languages`.

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