[R] simulated data using empirical distribution

Dieter Menne dieter.menne at menne-biomed.de
Wed Oct 10 16:44:55 CEST 2007

Tom Sgouros <tomfool <at> as220.org> writes:

> What I have is twelve bins of data, and the population
> in each bin.  The top bin is open-ended, and the whole distribution is
> more or less poisson-ish.
> I can think of a couple of ways to fake this ok, but is there a real R
> way to do it?

hist(rpois(100,10)) # to plot
table(rpois(100,10)) # to get the histogram

I only have problem with your "twelve bins of data". If you really mean the
"ish", you could truncate the above to the 12 that you love.


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