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# st: AW: random deviates from a distribution with truncation

 From "Martin Weiss" To Subject st: AW: random deviates from a distribution with truncation Date Tue, 7 Jul 2009 22:49:01 +0200

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Look at "mus04p1sim.do" in http://www.stata-press.com/data/mus/mus.zip, line
189-198:

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* Draws from truncated normal x ~ N(mu,sigma^2) in [a,b]
quietly set obs 2000
set seed 10101
scalar a = 0                             // lower truncation point
scalar b = 12                            // upper truncation point
scalar mu = 5                            // mean
scalar sigma = 4                         // standard deviation
generate u = runiform()
generate
w=normal((a-mu)/sigma)+u*(normal((b-mu)/sigma)-normal((a-mu)/sigma))
generate xtrunc = mu + sigma*invnorm(w)
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HTH
Martin

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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von fleur wouterse
Gesendet: Dienstag, 7. Juli 2009 17:55
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: random deviates from a distribution with truncation

Dear all,

Although, I have found programmes for generated random deviates (gennorm) as
well as a random sample from a truncated distribution (gentrun), I am not
able to find a program that generates random deviates from a truncated
distribution. Does such a program exist?

Your help is appreciated,

Fleur Wouterse

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