Re: [R] User-defined random variable

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Sun 01 May 2005 - 01:17:49 EST

Paul Smith <phhs80@gmail.com> writes:

> Dear All
>
> I would like to know whether it is possible with R to define a
> discrete random variable different from the ones already defined
> inside R and generate random numbers from that user-defined
> distribution.

Yes. One generic way is to specify the quantile function (as in qpois() etc.) and do qfun(runif(N)).

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