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Re: st: -generate- and run time contingencies


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: -generate- and run time contingencies
Date   Mon, 30 Jan 2006 11:26:40 -0500

At 11:09 AM 1/30/2006, n j cox wrote:
// not tested
gen x = uniform()
gen byte OK = x >= 0.8
capture assert OK == 1

while _rc {
        replace x = cond(x < 0.8, uniform(), x)
        replace OK = x >= 0.8
        capture assert OK == 1
}
I think you've got a winner. I tried it with a 1,000 cases and then 100,000, and it went pretty quickly. Then, I tried it with 10,000,000 cases - it took a few minutes but it finally got it done.


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