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


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: AW: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--
Date   Fri, 5 Mar 2010 19:29:46 +0100

<>

" Hmmm, can you feed a negative number to -set seed-, Tony?"


"# should be a positive integer."

(from -help set seed-)


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss
Sent: Freitag, 5. März 2010 19:27
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: AW: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--


<>

Hmmm, can you feed a negative number to -set seed-, Tony? 

*******
di  `=date("21 Jan 1952", "DMY")'
*******

If this is true, then Nick was born "below" the Stata reference line
1/1/1960...


HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Austin Nichols
Sent: Freitag, 5. März 2010 19:21
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: AW: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--

Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>:
But see
http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=pr0006
(p.317) for a more plausible candidate, and note that Jan 21
re-appears elsewhere, e.g.
http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=dm0018

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
wrote:
> Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>:
> If only because it is contradicted by
> http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=st0116
> p.575:
> "Why anyone would want other people to be even a day older than they
> really are is a mystery to me in middle age, but the effect appears
> genuine."
>
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
wrote:
>> "March 2006"
(http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2006-03/msg00574.html)
>> can probably be safely discarded?
>
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