Sample a random value from a parameter or a parameter set uniformly.

Dependent parameters whose requirements are not satisfied are represented by a scalar NA in the output.

sampleValue(par, discrete.names = FALSE, trafo = FALSE)

Arguments

par

(Param | ParamSet)
Parameter or parameter set.

discrete.names

(logical(1))
Should names be sampled for discrete paramaters or values instead? Default is code FALSE.

trafo

(logical(1))
Transform all parameters by using theirs respective transformation functions. Default is FALSE.

Value

The return type is determined by the type of the parameter. For a set a named list of such values in the correct order is returned.

Examples

# bounds are necessary here, can't sample with Inf bounds: u = makeNumericParam("x", lower = 0, upper = 1) # returns a random number between 0 and 1: sampleValue(u)
#> [1] 0.527917
p = makeDiscreteParam("x", values = c("a", "b", "c")) # can be either "a", "b" or "c" sampleValue(p)
#> [1] "b"
p = makeIntegerVectorParam("x", len = 2, lower = 1, upper = 5) # vector of two random integers between 1 and 5: sampleValue(p)
#> [1] 2 3
ps = makeParamSet( makeNumericParam("x", lower = 1, upper = 10), makeIntegerParam("y", lower = 1, upper = 10), makeDiscreteParam("z", values = 1:2) ) sampleValue(ps)
#> $x #> [1] 9.28005 #> #> $y #> [1] 5 #> #> $z #> [1] 1 #>