[R] Question
Sean Davis
sdavis2 at mail.nih.gov
Tue Dec 13 13:14:47 CET 2005
On 12/13/05 6:20 AM, "Davia Cox" <davia.cox at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have a problem that I am trying to solve and I am not sure how to
> do it in R.
>
> Suppose, that 16 numbers are choosen at random from 0 to 9, what's
> the probability that their average will be between 4 and 6. I typed
> the following code:
>
> set.seed(100)
> sample(0:9, 16, replace =TRUE)
> [1] 3 2 5 0 4 4 8 3 5 1 6 8 2 3 7 6
>
> Is what I got, however I realize the set.seed function locks in the
> number I get every time.
Just don't use set.seed() before every run (unless you want to always get
the same answers). Set.seed() is available to allow you to generate
reproducible results, so not using it means that you will get a different
set of random numbers every time you run your "sample" from above.
Sean
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