[R] rgamma with rate as vector

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Tue Nov 18 05:12:44 CET 2008

wcyee <wcyeee <at> gmail.com> writes:


> How does the function rgamma work in the instance with the rate
> specified as a vector of values?  My understanding is that rgamma
> returns m random values from the gamma distribution for a given shape,
> rate.  But I don't understand what the resulting lambda1's mean with
> many rate values.

  If there are m rate values, then each of the m random deviates
will be chosen with the corresponding rate parameter.

  Ben Bolker

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