# st: RE: Simple Question - Sampling from a Binomial distribution

 From "Maarten Buis" To Subject st: RE: Simple Question - Sampling from a Binomial distribution Date Thu, 10 May 2007 18:08:50 +0200

```--- tiago.pereira@incor.usp.br wrote:
> My simple question is as follows:
> Suppose I have two variables called "n" and "p" (2 observations each), say:
> n        p
> 452        0.25
> 125        0.62
>
> In this respect, my objective is to generate a third variable called, "c" as:
>
> c ~ binomial (p´i´, n[i]), where i = 1,and 2(rows). The result
> would look like this:
>
> n        p        c
> 452        0.25        c1
> 125        0.62        c5
>
> where:
> c1 ~ bin (0.25, 452)
> c5 ~ bin (0.62, 125)
>
> Hence, is there a straighforward way to obtain these results with a simple
> command? I will be extremely grateful for any help again.

Tiago privately. I've written a more general answer and put it on my
website:

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/wp/discrete.html

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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The Netherlands

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+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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