The next statement in R programming language is useful when we want to skip the current iteration of a loop without terminating it. On encountering next, the R parser skips further evaluation and starts next iteration of the loop.
A data scientist will use next to skip an iteration in a loop. As an example:
This code iterates through a range of numbers from 1 to 20 and prints the values. I don’t want to print 15, though, so I’ve used the next statement to skip that iteration and move on to other values. The output would print 1-14 and 16-20.
The next statement is used to skip any remaining statements in the loop and continue executing. In simple words, a next statement is a statement which skips the current iteration of a loop without terminating it.