# Re: st: random numbers generator

 From Maarten buis To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: random numbers generator Date Sun, 6 May 2007 23:42:57 +0100 (BST)

```--- "Cassio M. Turra" <cmturra@gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to input age of death for individuals between single years of
> age. Let's suppose that for the ages 20 to 25, I have the following
> distribution of ages of death among those who die (these are not real
> data).
>
> 20 0.40
> 21 0.20
> 22 0.15
> 23 0.20
> 24 0.05
>
> I need to draw random numbers based on this distribution.

gen ran = uniform()
gen agedeath = cond(ran<.4  , 20, /*
*/ cond(ran<.6  , 21, /*
*/ cond(ran<.75 , 22, /*
*/ cond(ran<.95 , 23, 24))))

For an explanation see:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-04/msg00906.html

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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