[Rd] ? bug in 'sample' (PR#8813)

From: <doddl_at_mail.nih.gov>
Date: Thu 27 Apr 2006 - 15:35:53 GMT

I have found that specifying different "sizes" in the sample command has a funny effect on the random sampling. The code below is a condensed version of a function I wrote to simulate a bootstrap method. For simplicity, I eliminated the internal bootstrap loop, but kept a statement to draw one bootstrap sample, because this is where the problem occurs. The output (mean(y)^2) should be the same for the two runs of the function below, since it is based on the original rnorm draw. For the first iteration of this function, it is, but thereafter the results aren't the same. If I run this code in Splus, the results are the same. Also, if I set the size argument to be the same (or eliminate this line altogether), I get reproducible results.=20=20


I'm using R 2.2.0





test.fun<-function(nsamp, mu,q, seed, nsim=3D2){



for (i in 1:nsim){


yboot<-sample(y, size=3Dq, replace=3DT)









Lori E. Dodd, Ph.D.

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