[R] simulating a toss of a coin
R. Michael Weylandt
michael.weylandt at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 09:10:52 CEST 2012
On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 6:04 AM, David Arnold <dwarnold45 at suddenlink.net> wrote:
> All,
>
> I've devised a way to toss a coin three times and record the number of heads, then use the table command to summarize the number of time 0, 1, 2, or 3 heads were obtained.
>
> n <- 100
> x <- sample(c("H","T"),3*n,replace=TRUE)
> dim(x) <- c(3,n)
> num_heads <- apply(x,2,function(x) sum(x=="H"))
> table(num_heads)/n
>
> What I'd like to do next is run this code 10 times, and gather the results in a matrix with 10 rows and 4 columns, where the first row records the output of the first run of the above code, the second row records the second run of the above code, etc.
>
> Looking for some simple ideas on how to accomplish this.
>
> Thanks.
>
> David
Hi David,
This is that wonderful smell of homework in the morning, so I can't
really say too much in good conscience, but I think you are looking
for
?replicate
Cheers,
Michael
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