# Get element at the specific position from matrix in R

At any point in time, a matrix may be required to be traversed for an element at a specific position. In this article, we are going to access the elements from a matrix in R Programming Language using integer vector, logical vector as the index.

### Method 1: Accessing elements using integer vector

Integer vector is a vector, that includes all elements of integer type.

**Syntax:**

matrix_name[row_vector_with_values,column_vector_with_values,]

**Example:**

select rows 1 & 3 and columns 1 & 3 of matrix a.

print(a )

**Program:**

## R

`# create a vector named data with 9 elements` `data=` `c` `(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)` ` ` `# pass this vector to matrix input` `a=` `matrix` `(data, nrow = 3, ncol = 3)` `print` `(a)` ` ` `# select rows 1 & 3 and columns 1 & 3` `print` `(a[` `c` `(1,3),` `c` `(1,3)] ) ` ` ` `# select rows 1 & 2 and columns 1 & 2` `print` `(a[` `c` `(1,2),` `c` `(1,2)] ) ` ` ` `# select rows 2 & 1 and columns 2 & 2` `print` `(a[` `c` `(2,1),` `c` `(2,2)] ) ` |

**Output:**

### Method 2: Accessing matrix elements using logic vector

Logical vector includes a vector comprising boolean values i.e. TRUE or FALSE.

**Syntax :**

matrix_name[logical_vector]

If TRUE at that position, matrix element is accessed

If FALSE at that position, matrix element is not accessed.

**Example:**

data=c(TRUE,TRUE,FALSE)

**Program 1:**

## R

`# create a vector named data with 9 elements` `data=` `c` `(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)` ` ` `# pass this vector to matrix input` `a=` `matrix` `(data, nrow = 3, ncol = 3)` `print` `(a)` ` ` `a[` `c` `(` `TRUE` `, ` `FALSE` `,` `TRUE` `, ` `FALSE` `,` `TRUE` `, ` `FALSE` `,` `TRUE` `, ` `FALSE` `,` `TRUE` `)]` `# accessing elements ` |

**Output:**

**Program 2:**

## R

`# create a vector named data with 9 elements` `data=` `c` `(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)` ` ` `# pass this vector to matrix input` `a=` `matrix` `(data, nrow = 3, ncol = 3)` `print` `(a)` ` ` `print` `(a[` `c` `(` `TRUE` `)])` `# accessing elements by placing all TRUE` ` ` `print` `(a[` `c` `(` `FALSE` `)])` `# accessing elements by placing all FALSE` |

**Output:**