Discrete {e1071}R Documentation

Discrete Distribution


These functions provide information about the discrete distribution where the probability of the elements of values is proportional to the values given in probs, which are normalized to sum up to 1. ddiscrete gives the density, pdiscrete gives the distribution function, qdiscrete gives the quantile function and rdiscrete generates random deviates.


ddiscrete(x, probs, values = 1:length(probs))
pdiscrete(q, probs, values = 1:length(probs))
qdiscrete(p, probs, values = 1:length(probs))
rdiscrete(n, probs, values = 1:length(probs), ...)


x,q vector or array of quantiles.
p vector or array of probabilites.
n number of observations.
probs probabilities of the distribution.
values values of the distribution.
... ignored (only there for backwards compatibility)


The random number generator is simply a wrapper for sample and provided for backwards compatibility only.


Andreas Weingessel and Friedrich Leisch


## a vector of length 30 whose elements are 1 with probability 0.2
## and 2 with probability 0.8.
rdiscrete (30, c(0.2, 0.8))

## a vector of length 100 whose elements are A, B, C, D.
## The probabilities of the four values have the relation 1:2:3:3
rdiscrete (100, c(1,2,3,3), c("A","B","C","D"))

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