Re: [R] rgamma with rate as vector

From: Ben Bolker <bolker_at_ufl.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 04:12:44 +0000 (UTC)

wcyee <wcyeee <at> gmail.com> writes:

>

  [snip]
>
> How does the function rgamma work in the instance with the rate
> specified as a vector of values? My understanding is that rgamma
> returns m random values from the gamma distribution for a given shape,
> rate. But I don't understand what the resulting lambda1's mean with
> many rate values.
>

  If there are m rate values, then each of the m random deviates will be chosen with the corresponding rate parameter.

  Ben Bolker



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