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st: RE: Re: set seed & rndpoi


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: set seed & rndpoi
Date   Sat, 30 Aug 2003 15:35:03 +0100

Scott Merryman replied to Benoit Dulong

> > set seed 261754006
> > rndpoi 10 25
> >
> > and
> >
> > set seed 261754006
> > rndpoi 10 25
> >
> > do not produce the same numbers ?
> >
> > Is this normal ?
> >
> 
> I suspect it is due to the fact that -rndpoi- is in Stata 
> version 3.1.
> 
> If you remove version 3.1 line after the program define 
> statement (and save it
> as rndpoi2) it produces the same results given the same seed.
> 
> Or you could use -genpoisson- which produces the same 
> numbers given the same
> seed.

A similar issue was also raised by Gwen Allardice on 12 August. 

For amplification of Scott's reply, see replies to Gwen 
in the archives. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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