error message 1:N

Please can someone help, when I am running this code. I am getting an error message which says
Error in 1:N : NA/NaN argument
In addition: Warning message:
In 1:N : numerical expression has 5 elements: only the first used

birthday_part02 = function(N) {
  # Initialise counter
  count = 0
  # Loop by the number of iteration defined by the value N
  for (i in 1:N) {
    # Generate a sample of birthdays
    birthdays = sample(1:365, 10, replace = T)
    if (length(unique(birthdays)) < 10) {
      # If there duplicate birthday increase counter 
      count = count + 1
  return(count / N)
  # Return the proporation of duplicates

# Assign a vector of those numbers to N
N = c(10, 50, 100, 1000, 10000)

# A for loop that loops for a length of 5
prop_people = numeric(length = 5)
for (i in 1:N) {
  prop_people[i] = birthday_part02(N[i])

It looks like you probably want for (i in 1:length(N)) or for (i in seq_along(N)).

The current version of your code is using the first element of N to define the loop variable range and is therefore equivalent to for (i in 1:10). When i equals 6, it throws an error, since N[6] equals NA. For example, try running the following:

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Thanks very much for your help using the length(N) has fixed the issue. Thanks a lot.

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