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RE: st: RE: montecarlo simulations with actual distributions


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: RE: montecarlo simulations with actual distributions
Date   Wed, 2 Jul 2008 13:07:51 +0100 (BST)

--- emanuele canegrati <emanuele.canegrati@hotmail.it> wrote:
> thank you very much indeed. Is there any minimum number of
> simulations to have reliable results?

Depends on what you want. If you are interested the avarage of the
results you can do with less replications than when you are interested
in the tails. The latter is for example of interest when you want to
know the coverage of a test. There is a good example of me and Rich
building such a simulation in the thread starting here:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-04/msg00536.html

-- Maarten


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