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st: RE: exponential distribution

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: exponential distribution
Date   Wed, 20 Feb 2008 13:48:45 +0100

Well, at the end of the day, it is easy enough to call R with the
-shell-/-winexec- commands, generate with the rexp() command there and to
export with the foreign-package back to Stata. For this reason, I have never
bothered to look at Stata`s own commands: at the time, it also seemed
unclear to me why one would write things like "invnormal(uniform())" only to
generate normal random numbers. Seems horribly complicated...

Martin Weiss

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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jon Schwabish
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 3:03 AM
Subject: st: exponential distribution

Does anyone know how to create an exponential
distribution with a mean of 1 to use as random
numbers? I believe it's a tweak on exp=-ln(uniform()),
but am not sure.


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