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re: Random number routines [was: st: Simple Question - Use of rndbin]


From   David Airey <david.airey@Vanderbilt.Edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   re: Random number routines [was: st: Simple Question - Use of rndbin]
Date   Sun, 23 Sep 2007 10:32:55 -0500


I have heard locally that one reason R is favored on the Vanderbilt Medical Center campus, other than Frank Harrell proselytizing (weight = .99), is that random numbers in lots of forms are easy to do in R (weight = .01).

I like the last bit of Nick's post.


Isn't it high time for a decent set of routines from StataCorp for
random numbers from the more basic distributions? This grumble
keeps re-surfacing, for example at the 2007 Boston users' meeting.
Sometimes it seems that StataCorp find the request too boring to
be really interesting, compared with some exotic modish model that
1% of the community really, really want. (Or say they do: next
year, something else will be hot, or is it cool.)

--
David C. Airey, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

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