[R] How to generate fake population (ie. not sample) data?
cb.lists at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 07:04:41 CET 2009
My understanding is that rnorm(n, x, s) will give me an n-sized sample
from an (x, s) normal distribution. So the vector returned will have a
mean from the sampling distribution of the mean. But what I want is a
set of n numbers literally with a mean of x and sd of s.
I am at the very beginning of my R journey, so my apologies if this is
a particularly naive enquiry.
2009/3/4 David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net>:
> In what ways is rnorm not a satisfactory answer?
> David Winsemius
> On Mar 3, 2009, at 9:33 PM, CB wrote:
>> This seems like it should be obvious, but searches I've tried all come
>> up with rnorm etc.
>> Is there a way of generating normally-distributed 'population' data
>> with known parameters?
>> Cheers, CB.
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