[R] Converting factors to bounded random numerical data
wdunlap at tibco.com
Thu Oct 11 03:04:33 CEST 2012
sample(Range,1) generates 1 random number. Change that
(in all 3 places) to sample(Range, length(a$Z), replace=TRUE)
to get length(a$Z) random numbers in the same range.
There are other ways to do this with less typing.
Spotfire, TIBCO Software
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> I have a data set (a) with 3 columns (X,Y,Z). The first 2 columns are
> numerical. The third column (Z) is a factor with three levels ("A","B","C").
> What I want to do is turn each of the "A's" into different random numbers
> between 1 and 4, "B's" into a random number between 5 and 8, etc.
> I tried this:
> That almost worked but changed all the A's to the same random number. I want
> a different random number for each "A". Ideas?
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