[R] [FORGED] Generating random data with non-linear correlation between two variables

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Sat Apr 9 05:46:08 CEST 2016

On 09/04/16 06:57, Muhammad Bilal wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am new to R and don't know how to achieve it.
> I am interested in generating a hypothetical dataframe that is consisted of say two variables named v1 and v2, based on the following constraints:
> 1. The range of v1 is 500-1500.
> 2. The mean of v1 is say 1100
> 3. The range of v2 is 300-950.
> 4. The mean of v2 is say 400
> 5. There exists a positive trend between these two variables, meaning that as v1 increases, v2 be also increase.
> 6. But the trend should be slightly non-linear. i.e., curved line.
> Is it possible to automatically generate through functions like rnorm.
> Any help will be highly appreciated.

This sounds to me very much like a homework problem.  We don't do 
people's homework for them on this list.


Rolf Turner

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