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Re: st: RE: Simpler question: Returning a local macro within -simulate- command


From   Rachel <academicgirl@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Simpler question: Returning a local macro within -simulate- command
Date   Fri, 30 May 2008 11:56:29 -0400

Nick,

Yes, but I'd like it to be contained--perhaps as constant variable--
in the data file that results from -simulate-.  This is because I'm
generating a large number of files of this type. Is there any way to
do this?  If there's no way, I'll simply record it manually.

Thanks,
Rachel

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 9:29 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> I don't think you need to do that.
>
> If what you want is to record the value of c(seed) that -simulate-
> starts with, then you only need record what is c(seed) just before you
> run -simulate-. So
>
> local seed `c(seed)'
>
> and/or
>
> di `c(seed)'
>
> will do that.
>
> Nick
>
> Rachel
>
> Here's a simpler question: How can I have simulate *return* just the
> initial value of c(seed)?  Nick suggested the following code, which
> takes c(seed) as an argument, but doesn't return it.  Thanks in
> advance for your help.
>
> capture program drop TrialProgram
> program define TrialProgram
>       clear
>       set obs 9000
>       capture drop x y
>       drawnorm x y
>       regress y x
> end
>
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