[R] Simulating contingency table (Basic question, help please)

Achim Zeileis Achim.Zeileis at wu-wien.ac.at
Tue Feb 24 20:56:45 CET 2009

On Tue, 24 Feb 2009, bbbnc wrote:

> I'd like to carry out a Monte Carlo simulation test where given data is a
> contingency table. I think this is something to do with using rmultinonom(),
> but I'm not sure how to code this, to simulate contingency tables. Could
> anyone please help with how to use R to simulate contingency tables like
> this?

If you want a two-way table with certain fixed margins, you can use 
r2dtable() which implements the Patefield algorithm. For testing 
(conditional) independence of two variables based on r2dtable(), you can 
use coindep_test() in package "vcd".

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