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**

```
sum(vector1!=vector2)
```

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
sum(x!=y)
```

Output:

```
[1] 2
```

Here the output hamming distance between two vectors is 2.