[R] Question about random sampling in R

From: tom soyer <tom.soyer_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 19 Oct 2006 - 17:07:45 GMT


Hi,

I looked up the help file on sample(), but didn't find the info I was looking for.

When sample() is used to resample from a distribution, e.g., bootstrap, how does it do it? Does it use an uniform distribution, e.g., runif(), or something else? And, when the help file says:"sample(x) generates a random permutation of the elements of x (or 1:x)", would I be correct if I translate the statement as follows: it means that the order of sequence, which was generated from a uniform distribution, would look like a random normal distribution.

Thanks,

Tom

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