To convert a list to a numeric value in R, combine the “unlist()” function and the “as.numeric()” function. The “unlist()” function produces a vector that contains all the atomic components. The as.numeric() function returns a numeric value or converts any value to a numeric value.
data: It is the data is the list consisting of vectors.
rv1 <- 1:5 rv2 <- 6:10
Then, use the list() function to create a vector list.
rv1 <- 1:5 rv2 <- 6:10 data <- list(rv1, rv2) data
[]  1 2 3 4 5 []  6 7 8 9 10
Finally, use the unlist() and as.numeric() function to convert a list to a numeric value.
rv1 <- 1:5 rv2 <- 6:10 data <- list(rv1, rv2) num <- as.numeric(unlist(data)) num
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
You can see that the final output is a numeric value, and to check its data type, use the typeof() function.
It will give us the double as an output, meaning it’s a numeric value. The numeric data type is identical to double (and real ). It creates a double-precision vector of the specified length, with each element equal to 0.
If the values are of type factor, you should convert them using the following code snippet.
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