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st: RE: Creating a series of random number


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Creating a series of random number
Date   Tue, 25 May 2004 15:20:57 +0100

I assume you want to sample from 
a uniform distribution on some integers. 

Let's suppose we want to sample from 0 ... 9. 

gen random = floor(10 * uniform()) 

or from 00 (i.e. 0) ... 99 

gen random = floor(100 * uniform()) 

or from 10 ... 99 

gen random = 10 + floor(90 * uniform()) 

and so forth. 

This is wrapped in an -egen- function 
-rndint()- in -egenmore- on SSC, 
but doing it from first principles 
is better exercise. 

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

Ha Thai Son

> Does any one know how to create a series of random number 
> with n digit.

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