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st: Generate a random variable with a range constraint


From   David Collins <dcoll@ms.umanitoba.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Generate a random variable with a range constraint
Date   Sat, 06 Dec 2008 11:35:56 -0600

I apologise for what may be a fairly rudimentary question. I want to generate a random variable (wt), n = 5000; as follows;

 set obs 5000
 set seed 1000
 g wt = 70 * rnormal(1, 0.15)

However, wt also needs to be constrained as follows, 45 < wt < 95. I am having difficulty incorporating the constraint into the generate function, and would appreciate any help.

--David

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David M Collins, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Manitoba, Apotex Centre
750 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg  MB  R3E 0T5
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