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


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--
Date   Fri, 5 Mar 2010 13:37:23 -0500

There are numerous possibilities:

. set seed -2902

. di c(seed)
X3e966a2ac43f462544a474abacbdd93d0312

. set seed 19520121

. di c(seed)
Xe0da5f7dc43f462544a474abacbdd93d063f




On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> <>
>
> " 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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