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RE: st: normal distributions


From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <SteichT@RJRT.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: normal distributions
Date   Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:27:13 -0400

Rewrite your command as follows:
From: generate rn=rnormal (0,9)
To:   generate rn=rnormal(0,9)

And it will work.

If you are starting from an empty dataset be sure to
   set obs 100
first.

-----------------------------------
Thomas J. Steichen
steicht@rjrt.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Gates
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 3:45 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: normal distributions

that works

On Thu, 2009-03-19 at 11:13 -0600, Rodrigo Briceño wrote:
> Dear all. Thanks for providing me some useful references for making tables.
> I would like to know if there is a function similar to this that I
> found in R: norm <- rnorm(100, 2, 5)
> The trick is to generate a variable that contains 100 values with are
> normal distributed with mean 2 and stdev 5.
>
> I found that rnormal is a function in Stata, but I am not sure about
> the way to write the sintax to produce that outcome. I tried with:
> generate rn=rnormal (0,9) but a message telling me rnormal is not
> found appeared.
>
> I looked into FAQ but there are no related issues...
>
> Thanks!
>
>
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