[R] Select subset with specific distribution parameters.

stephen sefick ssefick at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 14:13:02 CEST 2009

Could you provide a reproducible example?

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 10:59 AM, sedm1000<gdoran at mit.edu> wrote:
> This may be a simple problem, but I am looking to select a subset of rows
> from a dataframe that will have the same parameters as all the rows in
> another dataframe.
> e.g. I have a 500 row dataframe with 20 columns. I want to select a subset
> of rows from a larger dataframe that match the distribution of values for
> one or more of the columns within the 500 row dataframe (i.e. within same
> range, but also having same mean/median and overall shape).
> By basic subsetting I can get a set with a similar approximate distribution
> to the 500 row dataset, but not highly similar, and this might be a problem
> for the analysis. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
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Stephen Sefick

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