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## Range of Values

### Description

`range`

returns a vector containing the minimum and maximum of
all the given arguments.

### Usage

range(..., na.rm = FALSE)
## Default S3 method:
range(..., na.rm = FALSE, finite = FALSE)

### Arguments

`...` |
any `numeric` or character objects. |

`na.rm` |
logical, indicating if `NA` 's should be
omitted. |

`finite` |
logical, indicating if all non-finite elements should
be omitted. |

### Details

`range`

is a generic function: methods can be defined for it
directly or via the `Summary`

group generic.
For this to work properly, the arguments `...`

should be
unnamed, and dispatch is on the first argument.

If `na.rm`

is `FALSE`

, `NA`

and `NaN`

values in any of the arguments will cause `NA`

values
to be returned, otherwise `NA`

values are ignored.

If `finite`

is `TRUE`

, the minimum
and maximum of all finite values is computed, i.e.,
`finite=TRUE`

*includes* `na.rm=TRUE`

.

A special situation occurs when there is no (after omission
of `NA`

s) nonempty argument left, see `min`

.

### S4 methods

This is part of the S4 `Summary`

group generic. Methods for it must use the signature
`x, ..., na.rm`

.

### References

Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988)
*The New S Language*.
Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.

### See Also

The `extendrange()`

utility;
`min`

, `max`

,
`Methods`

.

### Examples

(r.x <- range(stats::rnorm(100)))
diff(r.x) # the SAMPLE range
x <- c(NA, 1:3, -1:1/0); x
range(x)
range(x, na.rm = TRUE)
range(x, finite = TRUE)

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