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Re: st: random order after sub-sorting
At 12:20 PM -0500 8/12/05, Phil Schumm wrote:
As the aforementioned FAQ describes, whenever you are selecting
cases based on their order, you should insure that that order is
unambiguous (read reproducible).
One final remark: train yourself to use -isid- with the -sort- option
instead of the -sort- command in cases where you need to establish a
reproducible order (e.g., just prior to selecting cases or
constructing an ID variable, when doing simulations, etc.). That
way, if for any reason you fail to establish a reproducible order,
you'll be sure to know about it.
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