[R] Sum(Random Numbers)=100
Daniel Malter
daniel at umd.edu
Tue Jul 8 09:27:26 CEST 2008
sum.x=sum(x)
while(sum.x!=100)
x=rpois(50,2)
I have tried this, but this can really take some time. In fact, I would
suggest an similarly "fraudulent" activity, draw 49 values, and set the last
nonrandomly to the difference between 100 and the sum of the 49 values if
this difference is a.) nonnegative and b.) not too extreme (say more than
three lambdas out). This is "as random" as the previous approach, maybe even
more.
Best,
Daniel
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Hi R,
I need to generate 50 random numbers (preferably poisson), such that their
sum is equal to 100. How do I do this?
Thank you,
Shubha
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