To calculate hamming distance in R, you can use sum() function along with inequality operator !=.

The following method shows how you can do it with syntax.

Method: Use sum() Function and inequality operator


The following example shows how to calculate hamming distance in R.

Calculate Hamming Distance Between Two Vectors

Let’s see how we can calculate hamming distance between two vectors:

# Define binary vector
x <- c(0,1,1,0,1,0)
y <- c(0,0,1,1,1,0)

# Calculate hamming distance


[1] 2

Here the output hamming distance between two vectors is 2.