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Re: st: random numbers generator

From   Brendan Halpin <>
Subject   Re: st: random numbers generator
Date   Sun, 06 May 2007 22:18:19 +0100

"Cassio M. Turra" <> writes:

> Hi, I need to generate random numbers from a discrete probability
> distribution (drawn from a life table).
> Does anyone know how I can do it in Stata?
> I don't want to use any continuous probability functions built in Stata.

The function uniform() will give you random numbers in the range
[0,1) -- it's up to you to define how this should map into your
discrete distribution.


Brendan Halpin,  Department of Sociology,  University of Limerick,  Ireland
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