Example 7.21: Write a function to simulate categorical data

January 8, 2010

(This article was first published on SAS and R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

In example 7.20, we showed how to simulate categorical data. But we might anticipate needing to do that frequently. If a SAS function weren’t built in and an equivalent R function not available in a package, we could build them from scratch.SASThe SAS code is particularly tortured, since we must parse the parameter string to extract the table probabilities. We do this with the count and find (

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