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st: RE: generating data sets with specific parameters


From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: generating data sets with specific parameters
Date   Wed, 18 Aug 2004 18:56:46 -0500

You might try -corr2data-


. corr2data newvar, mean(10.62) sd(1.74) n(109)
(obs 109)

. sum

    Variable |       Obs        Mean    Std. Dev.       Min        Max
-------------+--------------------------------------------------------
      newvar |       109       10.62        1.74   6.648153     14.176

Also, -drawnorm- and Joseph Hilbe's random number generators -rnd- might be
useful.

Hope this helps,
Scott


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 4:50 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: generating data sets with specific parameters
> 
> Hello statalist,
> 
> 
> 
> After reviewing the faq's and the archive I've been unable to find
> guidance
> or a module that would assist in generating data sets from scratch or at
> least near it. For instance, is it possible to identify statistical
> parameters, input them into stata, which would produce a data set as its
> product, such as, generate a newvariable with 109 observations that have a
> mean of 10.62 and a standev of 1.74. Maybe I've missed some guidance or
> perhaps such a command is not possible (or desirable?), or this is a goofy
> thought to start with. I reviewed -generate-, -exp-, -if-, etc but
> everything appears to build on a primary data set. When reading articles
> or
> text examples, one doesn't have access to the data set often, and
> sometimes
> I'd like to test what's being put forward on a dataset, just simply run
> the
> numbers. I have used -display- and some of the -i- commands, that's fine,
> but one can't work from other angles what's being put forward in the
> article/text, etc.
> 
> 
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> 
> 
> 

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