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st: random draw of single variable, not whole data


From   Florian Wakolbinger <wakolbinger@drei-e.at>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: random draw of single variable, not whole data
Date   Thu, 26 Feb 2009 20:00:08 +0100

Dear all,

is it possible to randomly draw numbers out of a variable x and write it into another variable y

i.e. if

x
1
2
3
4
5

then y could be, for instance

y
3
5
3
2
4

all numbers in y are randomly drawn from x. how is it possible to construct such a variable y in stata?

thanks, and kind regards
florian

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