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st: RE: Random number seed
Your premise is false. Just because
the seed remains the same does not
imply identical samples (of a given size).
Conversely, explicitly setting the seed to the
same number as before the last
call does ensure an identical sample.
However, you can indeed change the seed easily.
. search seed
points to ways of doing this.
More generally, there is a great
deal of help on-line, which will
save you time.
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> Subject: st: Random number seed
> Can the stata random number seed be itself randomized?
> I am running a program called "market.do" in the batch mode without
> invoking/opening stata. This program carries out an analysis
> based on a set
> of 1,000 uniform random numbers it generates.
> However, since the random seed is always the same everytime I run the
> program in batch mode, I get the same set of 1,000 random
> numbers each time
> I run this program in batch mode. Results are identical which
> defeats the purpose.
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