# How to set a specific value for a range in an R vector?

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Suppose we have a vector that contains hundred values starting from 1 to 100 and we want to set values greater than 5 and less than 96 to 5 then it can be done with the help of ifelse function. For example, if such vector is named as x then the command will be as follows −

ifelse(x>5 & x<96,0,x)

## Example1

Live Demo

> x1<-sample(0:9,200,replace=TRUE)
> x1

## Output

[1] 2 4 1 6 7 4 0 1 6 4 0 7 1 3 3 1 4 6 7 7 0 2 7 3 9 4 4 8 6 3 3 5 4 5 6 5 6
[38] 2 8 6 9 7 8 5 6 4 4 6 0 9 4 5 1 4 4 5 9 5 8 1 7 8 3 5 9 4 3 6 3 1 7 0 2 9
[75] 8 8 8 2 0 0 2 6 1 0 1 6 3 6 8 6 6 7 5 3 2 1 0 6 9 1 0 3 7 9 5 2 1 6 7 9 7
[112] 0 8 2 3 2 5 6 5 9 4 3 0 1 7 0 8 3 6 7 9 6 7 0 9 6 0 7 2 0 5 2 4 6 3 5 0 6
[149] 1 9 0 4 9 6 3 3 2 9 0 3 2 6 8 5 4 1 8 2 1 5 2 4 5 5 1 4 0 9 9 1 0 2 0 1 3
[186] 8 5 8 9 0 9 6 9 2 5 4 7 2 8 0

Setting 0 to values between 3 and 7 −

## Example

> ifelse(x1>3 & x1<7,0,x1)


## Output

[1] 2 0 1 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 3 3 1 0 0 7 7 0 2 7 3 9 0 0 8 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
[38] 2 8 0 9 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 8 1 7 8 3 0 9 0 3 0 3 1 7 0 2 9
[75] 8 8 8 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 8 0 0 7 0 3 2 1 0 0 9 1 0 3 7 9 0 2 1 0 7 9 7
[112] 0 8 2 3 2 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 1 7 0 8 3 0 7 9 0 7 0 9 0 0 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0
[149] 1 9 0 0 9 0 3 3 2 9 0 3 2 0 8 0 0 1 8 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 9 1 0 2 0 1 3
[186] 8 0 8 9 0 9 0 9 2 0 0 7 2 8 0

## Example2

Live Demo

> x2<-sample(1:20,200,replace=TRUE)
> x2

## Output

[1] 2 15 12 20 7 11 6 20 4 14 20 7 12 5 10 19 19 1 8 2 13 19 16 7 13
[26] 18 7 4 11 3 17 8 19 10 17 10 13 14 12 17 16 13 13 19 15 6 7 15 20 6
[51] 18 6 1 6 3 13 6 10 13 9 12 19 15 9 20 11 8 14 19 18 4 19 7 16 8
[76] 10 10 8 16 5 11 5 15 11 18 13 16 6 20 3 15 8 16 3 9 7 2 19 3 12
[101] 1 15 12 9 13 11 3 3 13 16 1 10 9 20 7 3 3 17 8 10 18 16 15 4 9
[126] 13 10 11 20 8 1 3 5 9 5 3 2 14 1 2 19 8 11 1 8 18 2 17 19 16
[151] 13 17 11 6 15 15 14 12 16 14 17 11 17 19 4 3 12 4 11 4 18 11 1 10 2
[176] 14 11 2 16 14 9 12 8 4 3 17 4 20 15 5 11 8 14 10 17 2 12 20 2 18

Setting 5 to values between 5 and 15 −

## Example

> ifelse(x2>5 & x1<15,5,x2)


## Output

[1] 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
[38] 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5
[75] 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 3 5 5 2 5 3 5 1 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 5 5 1
[112] 5 5 5 5 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 3 5 5 5 3 2 5 1 2 5 5 5 1 5 5 2 5
[149] 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 5 4 5 4 5 5 1 5 2 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 4 3
[186] 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 2 5

## Example3

Live Demo

> x3<-sample(11:99,200,replace=TRUE)
> x3

## Output

[1] 40 65 33 84 86 99 61 26 16 21 15 59 78 68 77 90 54 53 34 55 94 96 50 17 52
[26] 90 14 81 34 94 70 32 43 11 75 12 25 85 54 32 33 61 48 12 52 13 25 34 59 76
[51] 90 63 33 55 34 85 22 61 53 26 50 35 34 32 24 19 49 50 65 77 69 69 54 67 25
[76] 40 88 63 37 49 29 14 43 63 20 59 79 96 74 45 83 65 43 83 60 69 84 47 97 12
[101] 82 24 50 87 12 94 17 54 86 72 52 28 89 41 64 54 82 33 40 65 32 74 20 73 99
[126] 22 84 69 23 92 61 63 31 51 71 11 30 44 84 65 27 17 27 71 30 23 44 87 28 70
[151] 42 66 46 18 26 82 90 64 27 77 15 73 87 12 38 77 56 64 94 26 34 71 48 32 27
[176] 77 81 70 58 53 56 48 88 47 65 34 80 29 70 80 46 83 91 38 31 75 81 85 73 30

Setting 60 to values between 41 and 80 −

## Example

> ifelse(x3>41 & x3<80,60,x3)


## Output

[1] 40 60 33 84 86 99 60 26 16 21 15 60 60 60 60 90 60 60 34 60 94 96 60 17 60
[26] 90 14 81 34 94 60 32 60 11 60 12 25 85 60 32 33 60 60 12 60 13 25 34 60 60
[51] 90 60 33 60 34 85 22 60 60 26 60 35 34 32 24 19 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 25
[76] 40 88 60 37 60 29 14 60 60 20 60 60 96 60 60 83 60 60 83 60 60 84 60 97 12
[101] 82 24 60 87 12 94 17 60 86 60 60 28 89 41 60 60 82 33 40 60 32 60 20 60 99
[126] 22 84 60 23 92 60 60 31 60 60 11 30 60 84 60 27 17 27 60 30 23 60 87 28 60
[151] 60 60 60 18 26 82 90 60 27 60 15 60 87 12 38 60 60 60 94 26 34 60 60 32 27
[176] 60 81 60 60 60 60 60 88 60 60 34 80 29 60 80 60 83 91 38 31 60 81 85 60 30

## Example4

Live Demo

> x4<-sample(100:1000,200)
> x4

## Output

[1] 533 751 598 902 190 544 483 739 184 823 402 995 241 317 491 453 885 644
[19] 181 148 232 167 992 761 519 923 530 999 105 291 572 326 760 155 573 864
[37] 310 517 425 793 862 663 540 348 816 524 937 226 958 506 835 375 407 736
[55] 843 633 997 141 580 875 145 532 698 808 108 452 725 497 656 300 172 896
[73] 498 877 605 409 152 175 769 275 654 289 723 331 474 818 886 820 797 321
[91] 209 853 138 979 134 737 872 494 388 832 895 767 991 437 295 770 806 652
[109] 821 201 845 511 783 522 423 553 762 884 588 122 248 582 541 143 287 277
[127] 475 587 218 914 552 247 204 664 187 236 268 246 441 358 891 320 890 649
[145] 928 520 514 280 345 165 882 757 482 486 600 935 403 266 684 329 819 893
[163] 594 149 203 738 646 746 352 551 163 918 925 873 802 554 795 496 398 694
[181] 741 779 293 860 457 921 794 257 912 242 982 111 507 286 107 499 752 641
[199] 274 503

Setting 999 to values between 300 and 800 −

## Example

> ifelse(x4>300 & x4<800,999,x4)


## Output

[1] 999 999 999 902 190 999 999 999 184 823 999 995 241 999 999 999 885 999
[19] 181 148 232 167 992 999 999 923 999 999 105 291 999 999 999 155 999 864
[37] 999 999 999 999 862 999 999 999 816 999 937 226 958 999 835 999 999 999
[55] 843 999 997 141 999 875 145 999 999 808 108 999 999 999 999 300 172 896
[73] 999 877 999 999 152 175 999 275 999 289 999 999 999 818 886 820 999 999
[91] 209 853 138 979 134 999 872 999 999 832 895 999 991 999 295 999 806 999
[109] 821 201 845 999 999 999 999 999 999 884 999 122 248 999 999 143 287 277
[127] 999 999 218 914 999 247 204 999 187 236 268 246 999 999 891 999 890 999
[145] 928 999 999 280 999 165 882 999 999 999 999 935 999 266 999 999 819 893
[163] 999 149 203 999 999 999 999 999 163 918 925 873 802 999 999 999 999 999
[181] 999 999 293 860 999 921 999 257 912 242 982 111 999 286 107 999 999 999
[199] 274 999

## Example5

Live Demo

> x5<-sample(rnorm(10),100,replace=TRUE)
> x5

## Output

[1] -0.57111665 0.07053565 1.20533459 0.07053565 -0.57111665 -0.71958043
[7] -0.65966153 0.89605057 0.07053565 0.07053565 -1.16714167 0.29694819
[13] 0.89605057 0.89605057 -0.65966153 -0.57111665 -0.57111665 -1.16714167
[19] -1.16714167 -0.71958043 0.07053565 1.20533459 0.07053565 0.89605057
[25] 0.29694819 -0.57111665 -0.57111665 0.89605057 0.07053565 -0.71958043
[31] -0.65966153 -1.16714167 0.71313347 0.07053565 -1.16714167 -0.57111665
[37] 0.71313347 -0.65966153 -1.16714167 0.07053565 1.20533459 0.71313347
[43] -1.16714167 1.20533459 -0.71958043 -0.71958043 1.20533459 -0.65966153
[49] -0.71958043 -0.71958043 0.71313347 0.64869502 0.07053565 0.89605057
[55] -0.65966153 1.20533459 -0.57111665 -0.57111665 0.89605057 0.64869502
[61] -0.65966153 0.64869502 -0.65966153 -0.57111665 -0.65966153 0.29694819
[67] 0.71313347 -0.71958043 1.20533459 0.07053565 0.29694819 0.29694819
[73] -0.57111665 -0.71958043 0.71313347 -0.71958043 -0.65966153 0.07053565
[79] 0.07053565 -0.57111665 0.29694819 -0.57111665 -0.57111665 0.64869502
[85] 1.20533459 0.89605057 0.71313347 0.71313347 0.29694819 0.07053565
[91] 1.20533459 0.07053565 -1.16714167 0.89605057 0.71313347 -0.71958043
[97] -0.65966153 -0.57111665 0.89605057 -0.71958043

Setting NA to values between 0 and 1 −

## Example

> ifelse(x5>0 & x5<1,NA,x5)


## Output

[1] -0.5711167 NA 1.2053346 NA -0.5711167 -0.7195804
[7] -0.6596615 NA NA NA -1.1671417 NA
[13] NA NA -0.6596615 -0.5711167 -0.5711167 -1.1671417
[19] -1.1671417 -0.7195804 NA 1.2053346 NA NA
[25] NA -0.5711167 -0.5711167 NA NA -0.7195804
[31] -0.6596615 -1.1671417 NA NA -1.1671417 -0.5711167
[37] NA -0.6596615 -1.1671417 NA 1.2053346 NA
[43] -1.1671417 1.2053346 -0.7195804 -0.7195804 1.2053346 -0.6596615
[49] -0.7195804 -0.7195804 NA NA NA NA
[55] -0.6596615 1.2053346 -0.5711167 -0.5711167 NA NA
[61] -0.6596615 NA -0.6596615 -0.5711167 -0.6596615 NA
[67] NA -0.7195804 1.2053346 NA NA NA
[73] -0.5711167 -0.7195804 NA -0.7195804 -0.6596615 NA
[79] NA -0.5711167 NA -0.5711167 -0.5711167 NA
[85] 1.2053346 NA NA NA NA NA
[91] 1.2053346 NA -1.1671417 NA NA -0.7195804
[97] -0.6596615 -0.5711167 NA -0.7195804
Updated on 05-Jan-2021 06:05:46