# [R] [FORGED] Generating random data with non-linear correlation between two variables

David R Forrest drf at vims.edu
Sat Apr 9 12:48:48 CEST 2016

```Please specify your goal in the oracle/psql analytical functions you know or specify what you mean by nonlinear correlation

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> On Apr 9, 2016, at 6:09 AM, Muhammad Bilal <Muhammad2.Bilal at live.uwe.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> No its not. I am doing all these experiments for my own learning purpose. I am Oracle SQL & PLSQL programmer and  I can do these things with Oracle analytical functions.
>
> However at present I am keen to learn R, with no other interest right now.
>
> Thanks
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> ________________________________________
> From: Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz>
> Sent: 09 April 2016 04:46
> To: Muhammad Bilal
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [FORGED] [R] Generating random data with non-linear correlation between two variables
>
>> On 09/04/16 06:57, Muhammad Bilal wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I am new to R and don't know how to achieve it.
>>
>> I am interested in generating a hypothetical dataframe that is consisted of say two variables named v1 and v2, based on the following constraints:
>> 1. The range of v1 is 500-1500.
>> 2. The mean of v1 is say 1100
>> 3. The range of v2 is 300-950.
>> 4. The mean of v2 is say 400
>> 5. There exists a positive trend between these two variables, meaning that as v1 increases, v2 be also increase.
>> 6. But the trend should be slightly non-linear. i.e., curved line.
>>
>> Is it possible to automatically generate through functions like rnorm.
>>
>> Any help will be highly appreciated.
>
> This sounds to me very much like a homework problem.  We don't do
> people's homework for them on this list.
>
> cheers,
>
> Rolf Turner
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