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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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st: AW: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #-- |

Date |
Fri, 5 Mar 2010 18:39:26 +0100 |

<> "March 2006" (http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2006-03/msg00574.html) can probably be safely discarded? HTH Martin -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Nick Cox Gesendet: Freitag, 5. März 2010 18:01 An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Betreff: st: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #-- It is hidden in one of my Stata Journal articles, so you just need to read them all very carefully. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Lachenbruch, Peter I would always use Nick Cox's birthday if I knew it :-) Nick Cox The only absolute rule is to use the same # to get the same random results. Otherwise it's up to you. Some people like to set up a hierarchy of randomly choosing random seeds, but that's a matter of taste or humour, so far as I can see. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Mandy fu Sent: 05 March 2010 15:37 To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: st: how to choose the # for --set seed #-- Dear all, About the command --set seed # --, which is used set initial value of random-number seed, I was wondering if the # is simply arbitrary or I need to identify that initial value following some rule. I would appreciate if you could give me some suggestion. Thanks! Sincerely, Mandy Fu * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: how to choose the # for --set seed #--***From:*Mandy fu <mandy.fu1@gmail.com>

**st: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**st: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--***From:*"Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>

**st: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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