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Re: st: drawnorm for discrete variables


From   Tyler Frazier <tyfrazier@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: drawnorm for discrete variables
Date   Fri, 30 Apr 2010 14:06:07 +0200

OK Im reading your paper

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- On Fri, 30/4/10, Tyler Frazier wrote:
>> Whats the best way to drawnorm for discrete variables in stata -- for
>> example ethnicity, education, religion, occupation, etc...
>
> You can't use -drawnorm- for a discrete variable, -drawnorm- draws a
> sample from multivariate normal distribution, which is by definition
> continuous. You can consider: M.L. Buis (2007) "Stata tip 48: Discrete
> uses for uniform()" The Stata Journal, 7(3):434--435.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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