Introduction to Distributions in R

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In this Guided Project, you will:

 Draw random numbers from various types of distributions

Plot random number distributions and understand how changes to the various distribution parameters affect their shape and characteristics

1 hour
Beginner
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

This project is aimed at beginners who have a basic familiarity with the statistical programming language R and the RStudio environment, or people with a small amount of experience who would like to review the fundamentals of generating random numerical data from distributions in R.

Skills you will develop

  • query documentation

  • generate sampling distribution

  • draw random numbers from distribution

  • run for loop

  • plot histogram

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Draw random numbers from a uniform distribution and plot them in a histogram. Learn how to use the Set Seed function to recover previously generated random numbers for replicability.

  2. Draw random numbers from a binomial distribution, as well and use a binomial to draw random numbers from a Bernoulli distribution.

  3. Draw random numbers from the Poisson distribution.

  4. Draw random numbers from the Normal distribution and from multiple normal distributions simultaneously by using a vector of values for the distribution parameter arguments rather than a single value.

  5. Use random number drawing from a distribution to solve a real world question.

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