Is sampling from a discrete distribution of known size random number of times with random probability distribution equivalent to a random sampling? - Cross Validated most recent 30 from stats.stackexchange.com 2022-01-25T22:46:31Z https://stats.stackexchange.com/feeds/question/344335 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/rdf https://stats.stackexchange.com/q/344335 1 Is sampling from a discrete distribution of known size random number of times with random probability distribution equivalent to a random sampling? Harshit https://stats.stackexchange.com/users/206969 2018-05-03T23:32:07Z 2018-05-03T23:34:38Z <p>What I mean to ask is if I have to choose a random number of elements(say 3) without replacement from a set(for example {1,2,3,4,5,6,7}) with a probability distribution generated by running a pseudo random number generator number of times equal to the size of the set and normalized to summation of 1. Is this equivalent to choosing a random number of elements from the same set without replacement? Are their any biases that happen?</p> https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/344335/-/344336#344336 0 Answer by sww for Is sampling from a discrete distribution of known size random number of times with random probability distribution equivalent to a random sampling? sww https://stats.stackexchange.com/users/136275 2018-05-03T23:34:38Z 2018-05-03T23:34:38Z <p>The pseudo random generator is mimicking your random choice, you can think of the Pseudo random generator generating a random sequence say (1,4,3...) which is the sequence in which you make the random choice in the latter scenario. Hence they are equivalent.</p>