I am designing a programme in R to simulate two events that are 1. a person

gets cancer, or 2. die of other causes. I have data for the probability of

getting cancer by age and probability of death due to causes other than

cancer.

1.

My dataset has 3 columns 1) age 2) prob getting cancer 3) prob dying

other causes. I generate random number using runif(1, min = 0, max = 1).

2.

This random number compares with all the values in the second column

(prob getting cancer) and give the age which has the same value of

probability as this random number. Then it compares with all the values in

the 3rd column and gives the age at which women die because of causes other

than cancer.

The problem is:

1.

I want an R code in which the random number compares in both the columns

simultaneously (prob of getting cancer, and prob of death) step by step.

for example, if the random number is 0.2, first the code checks the

observation 1 in the column of getting cancer if it fails to get the same

values. Then it checks the observation 1 in the column of death due to

other causes. If it fails then move to 2nd observation of prob getting

cancer............ The process should go on until it finds the age which

has the same value of probability as this random number. Kindly help me on

how to do this in R.

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