Re: [R] Sum(Random Numbers)=100

From: Carl Witthoft <carl_at_witthoft.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 17:40:23 -0400


quote: In the present case use rmultinom(1, 100, rep(1/50,50))

At least in my version, rmultinom normalizes the last argument, so rep(1,50) works just as well.

Back to the original problem: either assign 49 randoms and give the remainder to the 50th slot, or do the right thing :-) :

You have 50 outcomes, so simply draw numbers from the uniform distribution over the range 1:50. Keep drawing until you've assigned a number to each of your "dollars" (i.e. each item in your sample set).

Carl



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