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


From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: AW: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--
Date   Fri, 5 Mar 2010 16:21:11 -0800

Well, maybe we could use the absolute value...
For me, the date would be more negative

Tony

Peter A. Lachenbruch
Department of Public Health
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-737-3832
FAX: 541-737-4001


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:27 AM
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? 

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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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