[R] repeat until function
andy_liaw at merck.com
Wed Nov 12 23:31:27 CET 2003
> From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
> Ripley (1987) Stochastic Simulation, pp.80-1 for one. I am
> pretty sure it is Knuth's book, although I don't have that to
> hand. I attribute it to
> Moses & Oakford (1963).
Thanks to Brian, Peter and Duncan for the info. And I have both Ripley
(1987) and Knuth (1981), just not smart enough to look there...
The shuffling algorithm is described on pp. 139-140 in Knuth's book (vol. 2,
2nd ed.), and in addition to Moses & Oakford, he also referenced R.
Durstenfeld, CACM 7 (1964), 420.
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
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