[R] here's why it make s sense

From: Paul Johnson <pauljohn_at_ku.edu>
Date: Sat 05 Mar 2005 - 09:39:49 EST

if you go


you are giving x an "index vector", which we had mistakenly thought was an integer. Rather, it is a vector of indices for observations. Here's data

x <- c(1 , 4, 3, 2, 5)

x[1] would be 1
x[2] would bd 4

but if you put an "index vector" in the brackets, you have

x [ c(1,2,1,2] ]

it means take the first, the second, the first, the second, so

x [ c(1,2,1,2] ]


1, 4, 1, 4

So in the procedure diff.ttest, when we have x[i] and y[i], we mean "take the vectors x and y after grabbing the index values selected for each resample"

That page I sent you a minute ago is from R by Example, which I think is quite great.



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