[R] sample within groups-slight problem
jcbouette at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 02:31:56 CEST 2011
in the third case you get sample(5) which is exactly what you asked for.
"If x has length 1, is numeric (in the sense of is.numeric) and x >=
1, sampling via sample takes place from 1:x. Note that this
convenience feature may lead to undesired behaviour when x is of
varying length in calls such as sample(x). See the examples. "
2011/9/6 Jack Siegrist <jacksie at eden.rutgers.edu>:
> I want to sample within groups, and when a group has only one associated
> number to just return that number.
> If I use this code:
> groups <- c(1, 2, 2, 2, 3)
> numbers <- 1:5
> tapply(numbers, groups, FUN = sample)
> I get the following output:
>> groups <- c(1, 2, 2, 2, 3)
>> numbers <- 1:5
>> tapply(numbers, groups, FUN = sample)
>  1
>  3 2 4
>  2 3 5 1 4
> Can someone tell me why the $'3' result samples all of the numbers and how
> to prevent it from doing so? I want the output for the $'3' part to just be
> 5 in this example.
> Thanks for your help.
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