[R] [FORGED] Re: Generate N random numbers with a given probability and condition

Boris Steipe bor|@@@te|pe @end|ng |rom utoronto@c@
Wed Jul 11 12:53:59 CEST 2018

```Wasn't there also the requirement that the numbers be drawn from a uniform distribution? These sequences are not. I wonder whether this can for all practical purposes be simplified to consider only the sequence with maximum entropy.

B.

> On 2018-07-11, at 06:23, Rolf Turner <r.turner using auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
>
> On 11/07/18 12:46, Jim Lemon wrote:
>> Hi Nell,
>> I may not have the right idea about this, but I think you need to do
>> this in two steps if it can be done. Let's say you want a sequence of
>> 20 (N) numbers between 0 and 10 that sums to 10 (M). You can enumerate
>> the monotonically increasing sequences like this:
>> c(0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1)
>> c(0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2)
>> ...
>> c(0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10)
>
> <SNIP>
>
> Jim:  You should *not* do people's homework for them!
>
> cheers,
>
> Rolf
>
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