R-beta: Re: 'sample' function
bitwrit at ozemail.com.au
Sat Aug 22 13:51:37 CEST 1998
Apologies: Prof Ripley was kind enough to point out that my code was
seriously broken in sampling without replacement. In tracing this, I
actually ran the S-PLUS examples and found that they didn't work as
advertised in the manuals. That is, one _doesn't_ get a vector
completed with NAs when the number of samples is greater than the
population with non-replacement. I have fixed this, but still have to
crack the problem of returning static empty strings as the 'character'
analogy to NAs. Also, I would like to track down the more efficient
algorithms that were suggested.
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