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Apply a Function over a List of elements in R Programming – lapply() Function

  • Last Updated : 04 Jun, 2020

lapply() function in R Language is used to apply a function over a list of elements.

Syntax: lapply(list, func)

Parameters:
list: list of elements
func: operation to be applied

Example 1:




# R program to illustrate 
# lapply() function 
    
# Creating a matrix 
A = matrix(1:9, 3, 3
    
# Creating another matrix 
B = matrix(10:18, 3, 3)  
    
# Creating a list 
myList = list(A, B) 
    
# applying lapply() 
determinant = lapply(myList, det) 
print(determinant) 

Output:

[[1]]
[1] 0

[[2]]
[1] 5.329071e-15

Example 2:




# R program to illustrate 
# lapply() function 
    
# Creating a matrix 
A = matrix(1:9, 3, 3
    
# Creating another matrix 
B = matrix(10:18, 3, 3)  
    
# Creating a list 
myList = list(A, B) 
    
# applying lapply() 
sum = lapply(myList, sum
print(sum

Output:

     [, 1] [, 2] [, 3]
[1, ]    1    4    7
[2, ]    2    5    8
[3, ]    3    6    9
[1]  28  80 162
[1]   6 120 504



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