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R - is.finite() Function



The R is.finite() function is used to check if a numeric value is finite and returns a boolean result. A complex number is regarded as finite if both the real and imaginary part are finite.

Syntax

is.finite(x)

Parameters

x Required. Specify column to compute on.

Return Value

Returns TRUE if the value is finite, FALSE otherwise.

Example:

The example below shows the usage of is.finite() function.

#operating on single element atomic vector
print(is.finite(0.0/0.0))
print(is.finite(10.5))
print(is.finite(1.0/0.0))
print(is.finite(Inf+2i))

cat("\nOperating on vector\n")
#operating on vector
v <- c(NaN, Inf, 20.8, NaN+2i)
print(is.finite(v))

cat("\nOperating on matrix\n")
#operating on matrix
m <- matrix(c(1, Inf, 3, 4, Inf, NaN), nrow=2)
print(is.finite(m))

cat("\nOperating on first column of matrix\n")
#operating on first column of matrix
print(is.finite(m[,1]))

The output of the above code will be:

[1] FALSE
[1] TRUE
[1] FALSE
[1] FALSE

Operating on vector
[1] FALSE FALSE  TRUE FALSE

Operating on matrix
      [,1] [,2]  [,3]
[1,]  TRUE TRUE FALSE
[2,] FALSE TRUE FALSE

Operating on first column of matrix
[1]  TRUE FALSE

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