# How to Quickly Subset List Elements in R

## Master R

Every operation in R is a function call. For example, when you subset a vector using [], you’re really calling the function [.

This allows us to easily subset the elements of a list when the elements are vectors. For example, given a list of 3 elements: a character vector, an integer vector, and a logical vector, we can use lapply and [ to easily extract the 2nd value from each vector.