# [R] New user: Custom probability distribution

From: Jan Danielsson <jan.danielsson_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 10 Feb 2006 - 06:02:33 EST

Hello,

Given a probability function: p(x) = 12 / (25(x+1)) , x=0, 1, 2, 3 we generate the following values:

C1 C2

```  0   0.48
1   0.24
2   0.16
3   0.12

```

Now, I'm supposed to create 50 random values using this table. In MiniTab, I simply selected Calc -> Random Data -> Discrete, and selected the columns, and it created 50 random values in a new column.[1]

How do I do the same thing in R?

[1] You may be wondering why I'm telling you this. Well, it's because if I were in your shoes, I'd think "Oh, someone wants me to solve his homework.". I have already solved it using MiniTab, but I want to be able to use R instead (since I prefer NetBSD).

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Kind Regards,
Jan Danielsson
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