[R] plot - central limit theorem

roger koenker rkoenker at uiuc.edu
Wed Oct 15 22:22:26 CEST 2008

Galton's 19th century mechanical version of this is the quincunx.  I  
have a
(very primitive) version of this for R at:


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> Jörg Groß wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there a way to simulate a population with R and pull out m  
>> samples, each with n values
>> for calculating m means?
>> I need that kind of data to plot a graphic, demonstrating the  
>> central limit theorem
>> and I don't know how to begin.
>> So, perhaps someone can give me some tips and hints how to start  
>> and which functions to use.
>> thanks for any help,
>> joerg

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