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st: RE: random number with a specific variance


From   "Haas, Roy W" <HaasR@uthscsa.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: random number with a specific variance
Date   Wed, 2 Jun 2004 13:18:14 -0500

Multiply by the standard deviation, i.e., the square root of the variance you want.

Roy W. Haas, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
(210) 567-9272


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of R.E. De Hoyos
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 1:10 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: random number with a specific variance


Hi,

How can I generate a variable containing random numbers normally distributed
and a variance different from 1 (like -invnorm(uniform())- but with a
variance different from one)?

Thanks,

Rafa
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