Re: [R] New user: Custom probability distribution

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Fri 10 Feb 2006 - 07:35:25 EST

On 2/9/2006 2:02 PM, Jan Danielsson wrote:
> 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).

You want to use the sample() function. See ?sample.

Duncan Murdoch



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