# [R] How do you test for "consecutivity"?

Doran, Harold HDoran at air.org
Tue Apr 29 15:16:43 CEST 2008

```How about this

result <- numeric(10)
for(i in 1:10){
x <- sample(1:30, 5, replace = FALSE)
x <- sort(x)
result[i] <- any(diff(x) == 1)
}

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> I need to use R to model a large number of experiments (say,
> 1000). Each experiment involves the random selection of 5
> numbers (without replacement) from a pool of numbers ranging
> between 1 and 30.
>
> What I need to know is what *proportion* of those experiments
> contains two or more numbers that are consecutive. So, for
> instance, an experiment that yielded the numbers 2, 28, 31,
> 4, 27 would be considered a "consecutive = true" experiment
> since 28 and 27 are two consecutive numbers, even though they
> are not side-by-side.
>
> I am quite new to R, so really am puzzled as to how to go
> subtracting adjacent pairs of numbers to see if the
> difference is plus or minus 1. I'm also unsure about whether
> to use an array to store all the data first.
>
> Any assistance would be much appreciated.
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