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Building a Multinomial Distribution in R

Steven Sanderson isn’t satisfied with the binomial:

The multinomial distribution is a probability distribution that describes the probability of obtaining a specific number of counts for k different outcomes, when each outcome has a fixed probability of occurring.

In R, we can use the rmultinom() function to simulate random samples from a multinomial distribution, and the dmultinom() function to calculate the probability of a specific outcome.

Click through to see how you can build a multinomial distribution and what the difference is between rmultinom() and dmultinom().