Perhaps I can clear up what it is that I am trying to accomplish.
I have 91 variables. I want to generate 10 random samples of each
variable. So, for instance, for the first variable I would have 10 sets
of 5 observations, only using observations from that variable. Thus,
when all is said and done, I should have 10 individual databases, with
each database containing 91 variables with 5 terms in each one.
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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard
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Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2006 11:43 PM
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Subject: RE: st: Sample command question
At 09:46 PM 10/29/2006, Nick Cox wrote:
>Richard's line of code does what you ask.
>It works on just the variable that you are focusing on.
>
>I can see some other problems, some trivial, some
>not so, that you will face.
Other than the 20 problems Nick points out, it should work fine. :)
One other thing I wondered about - each of the little mini-samples is
going to include all the variables. Is that what you want, or did
you just want each sample to include the X in question? You keep on
referring to "5 terms" rather than "5 cases" which is why I ask this.
Without knowing anything about the Xs, it is hard to tell what the
purpose of the program is, but I do wonder if maybe there aren't some
other logical errors lurking out there or if there are better ways of
approaching it.
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