The **minimum** and **maximum** of a dataset are the smallest and the largest entries, respectively. No surprise here…

The **range** is the difference between the maximum and the minimum, and defines the spread of the data.

Note that the range may be expressed as a single value (the actual difference between maximum and minimum) or by writing (minimum)-(maximum). For instance, in the series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), the range is 9 or 1-10.

In R, the functions to be used are `min()`

,` max()`

and` range().`

However,` range()`

returns a vector that contains the minimum and the maximum. To get the actual difference between these values, you may use` diff(range()).`

my.dataset <- c(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) min(my.dataset) max(my.dataset) range(my.dataset) diff(range(my.dataset))