[R] Problems creating a random sample

Chong Gu chong at stat.purdue.edu
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   I'm supposed to create a random sample bivariate normal variates of size
   equal to 250 with  mean vector (-1,1) and cov matrix (1,0.95,0.95,1)

   In S language I would write:

   > mean<-c(-1,1)
   > cov<-c(1,0.95,0.95,1)
   > covmat<-matrix(cov,nrow=2,ncol=2)
   > mvnorm<-rmvnorm(250,mean,covmat)
   ... and it should work

   I've tried this in R, but it does not recognize "rmvnorm".

   (Error: couldn't find function "rmvnorm")

   Does anybody knows what function should I use in this case?

   My best regards,


Here is one way to do it:


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