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st: AW: Randomly assigning values with a specific distribution


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: Randomly assigning values with a specific distribution
Date   Mon, 5 Oct 2009 14:51:30 +0200

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clear*
set obs 10000

gen x=irecode(runiform(), 0, 0.4, /* 
*/  0.5, 0.8, .85) 

ta x
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HTH
Martin

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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Dorothy Bridges
Gesendet: Montag, 5. Oktober 2009 14:50
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: Randomly assigning values with a specific distribution

Dear Statalist:

I would like to create a random variable taking five different values
whose distribution mirrors that of another variable.  In other words,
I have one variable whose distribution is, say:

value      %
x1         40
x2         10
x3         30
x4         5
x5         15

... and I want to create another variable with the same values and
distribution, but randomly assigned.  Something like gen randomvar =
mydist() instead of uniform().

Thanks,
Dorothy
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