[R] functions sample() and S.SI()

Jason Morgan jwm-r-help at skepsi.net
Tue May 11 18:45:39 CEST 2010

On 2010.05.11 18:30:57, Lourdes Molera wrote:
> Hello,
> I need to select a sample from a small population using simple random 
> sampling without replacement. I've found two possibilities in R, the 
> function sample() and the function S.SI() in the package 
> TeachingSampling, but I don't know which one is better.
> Can someone help me?
> Thank you

Hello Lourdes,

sample() is quite capable and is what I use for bootstrapping, etc. I am
not familiar with S.SI(), but my guess is that it probably uses sample()
under the hood. Though, it does appear that it returns some additional
information that may be handy, depending on your needs.


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> Métodos Cuantitativos para la Economía y la Empresa
> Facultad de Economía y Empresa
> Universidad de Murcia
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> 30100 Murcia
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