[R] shuffling a vector

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Mon Nov 10 18:39:00 CET 2003

Dear Rajarshi,

sample(x) will randomly permute the elements of x.

I hope that this helps,

At 11:28 AM 11/10/2003 -0500, Rajarshi Guha wrote:
>   I'me trying to write  a function that will shuffle a vector. At the
>moment I'm baically making a vector of randomized indices and then
>making  a new vector from the original one using these random indices.
>However, is there an alternative (more elegant) method to do this? I
>tried help.search('shuffle') but it does'nt return anything relevant.
>Rajarshi Guha <rxg218 at psu.edu> <http://jijo.cjb.net>
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John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
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