# st: RE: product function

 From "Nick Cox" To Subject st: RE: product function Date Tue, 25 May 2004 17:56:19 +0100

You don't need a built-in. This is one way of doing it.

. set obs 50
. gen i = _n
. gen double p = 1 - 1/365
. replace p = p[_n - 1] * (1 - _n / 365) in 2/l
. scatter p i

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

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> Masterov
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> Subject: st: product function
>
>
> I would like to plot the probability that two people share a
> birthday as a
> function of the number of people in the room n. The formula is
>
> 	1-product((366-i)/365,i,1,n)
>
> In TeX, it would be
>
> 	1-\dprod\limits_{i=1}^{n}\frac{366-i}{365}.
>
> If I have a variable n={1,...,50}, how can I define the product within
> Stata? There does not seem to be math function that can do this.
>
> DVM
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