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


From   Nick Winter <nwinter@virginia.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--
Date   Fri, 05 Mar 2010 13:45:37 -0500

That would be 8 BSE ("before the Stata era").

On 3/5/2010 1:26 PM, Martin Weiss wrote:

<>

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

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