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Re: st: Poisson random number generator


From   "Andrea Vezzulli" <andrea.vezzulli@hp700.statistica.unimib.it>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Poisson random number generator
Date   Mon, 18 Apr 2005 11:34:09 +0200

Thanks to Scott Marryman an Roger Harbord for the useful advices.
gendist and genbinomial packages work very well!
Andrea





On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 17:11:03 +0100, Roger Harbord wrote
> I'd suggest Bobby Gutierrez's -genpoisson-, part of his excellent -
> gendist- package. Type -findit genpoisson- or -findit gendist- for 
> details and to download. This uses plug-ins so is a lot faster than 
> Hilbe & Linde-Zwirble's -rndpoi- and -rndpoix- from STB-28, though 
> it only starts to matter if you're doing extensive simulations. Plug-
> ins require Stata version 8.1 or higher.
> 
> Interestingly, -findit random poisson generate- or -findit random 
> poisson generator- fails to bring up gendist, perhaps because the 
> package description contains "generation" and "generating" but not 
> "generate"? But -findit random poisson generat- works. The lesson 
> seems to be to omit word-endings that might change when using -
> findit- (or -search-, presumably).
> 
> Roger.
> 
> --On 07 April 2005 17:18 +0200 Andrea Vezzulli 
> <andrea.vezzulli@hp700.statistica.unimib.it> wrote:
> 
> > Dear All
> >
> > i would like to know if STATA v8 can generate pseudo-random numbers from a
> > Poisson distribution having a user-defined parameter lambda (the mean of
> > the  process)
> >
> > Thank you
> >
> > Andrea
> >
> 
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