RE: [R] Using R to illustrate the Central Limit Theorem

From: Charles Annis, P.E. <Charles.Annis_at_statisticalengineering.com>
Date: Fri 22 Apr 2005 - 14:23:05 EST


This won't help teach R, but it might illuminate the CLT. Here are a series of animated GIFs that begin with different densities, including one that has a "U" shape, and plots the density of Xbar for n=2,3,4,8,16,32.

http://www.StatisticalEngineering.com/central_limit_theorem.htm

I've also included an explanation of what is happening at each iteration.

Charles Annis, P.E.

Charles.Annis@StatisticalEngineering.com phone: 561-352-9699
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[mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Paul Smith Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 1:07 PM
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Subject: [R] Using R to illustrate the Central Limit Theorem

Dear All

I am totally new to R and I would like to know whether R is able and appropriate to illustrate to my students the Central Limit Theorem, using for instance 100 independent variables with uniform distribution and showing that their sum is a variable with an approximated normal distribution.

Thanks in advance,

Paul



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