# Introduction to Distributions in R

Offered By 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
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 documentationgenerate sampling distributiondraw random numbers from distributionrun for loopplot 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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