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Getting normal distributed subset from a normal distributed data set
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Elisa Pieri
2018-04-23 13:54:47 UTC
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Hello,

I'm sorry if this question is pretty trivial, but I couldn't find a
solution online (maybe it's because I'm not asking in the right way).

I have a data set of N values that follow a normal distribution. I would
like to sample this data set, creating a subset of N/10 values following as
well the normal distribution. How to do that in PSPP?

(I'm using PSPP 0.10.2 on Mint 18.3.)

Thank you!
Elisa
Alan Mead
2018-04-23 15:06:48 UTC
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I don't know if this answers your question (because I don't know how to
sample and ensure a particular distribution of the subsample) but any
random sample of a normal population should approximate normality as the
sample size grows, so you could take a random sample: 
http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/manual/html_node/SAMPLE.html

-Alan
Post by Elisa Pieri
Hello,
I'm sorry if this question is pretty trivial, but I couldn't find a
solution online (maybe it's because I'm not asking in the right way).
I have a data set of N values that follow a normal distribution. I
would like to sample this data set, creating a subset of N/10 values
following as well the normal distribution. How to do that in PSPP?
(I'm using PSPP 0.10.2 on Mint 18.3.)
Thank you!
Elisa
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