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Re: st: random numbers generator


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: random numbers generator
Date   Sun, 6 May 2007 22:34:34 +0100 (BST)

--- "Cassio M. Turra" <cmturra@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

You are not very specific, so it is hard to give a specific answer.
This post http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-04/msg00906.html
gives a general description on how to draw from a dichotomous
distribution and is easily generalized to other discrete distributions.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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The Netherlands

visiting address:
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+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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