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Re: st: Random number


From   "Austin Nichols" <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Random number
Date   Thu, 8 Mar 2007 15:03:37 -0500

Like so?

clear
range id 1 2000 2000
gen Minyear=1990+floor(10*uniform())
gen Maxyear=Minyear+floor(10*uniform())
gen rndyear=Miny+round(uniform()*(Maxy-Miny))
su

or perhaps you mean
gen rndyr=cond(uniform()>.5,Miny,Maxy)
?

On 3/8/07, Nasreen Khan <NKhan@salud.unm.edu> wrote:
I want to assign a random number based on the values of two variables.
My data set looks like this.

ID       Minyear                      Maxyear
Nancy     1993                        1994
Ramon    1996                        1999
Eva         1992                        1992

I want to create a variable called randomyear such that the year is randomly assignment between minyear and maxyear value.
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