[R] Size argument in sample function

Weidong Gu anopheles123 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 00:07:27 CEST 2011

you can do something like this

sapply(1:length(time),function(t) sample(x,time[t]))

Weidong Gu

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 9:59 AM, alfredo <alfredotello at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'd like to randomly sample a vector N times, where each successive random
> sample increases in size. I have realised that the function sample does not
> take vectors for arguments. For example,
> x<-rnorm(20,0,1)
> sample(x,c(1,2,3)) ## will only return one random sample of size 1.
> The trick seems to be getting past the size argument of the function. I've
> tried different things without success. Any help would be most appreciated!
> Thanks,
> A
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