Re: [R] using R to draw over a distribution.

From: David Winsemius <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:00:05 -0400

On Jun 14, 2010, at 10:42 AM, SHANE MILLER, BLOOMBERG/ 731 LEXIN wrote:

> Hi,
> Suppose I analyze a log to create a histogram:
> event E1 occurred N1 times
> event E2 occurred N2 times
> ...
> ... for m total events
> ...
> event Em occurred Nm times
> The total number of occurrences is: T = Sum Nj
> j=1..m
> I want to give this histogram to R and ask it to produce T random
> events such that approximately N1 instances of E1 are drawn, N2
> instances of E2 drawn, and so forth.

?table # or perhaps use the fact that hist() will return a table of a particular type.
?sample # from the events with prob = frequencies/T

(If you insist on constraining the total count to be the observed sum it will no longer be random with m degrees of freedom. And there are many postings on how to do this in the archives.)


David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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