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st: Stata stuck in loop with -rndpoi-?


From   "Karen Wright" <Karen.Wright@icr.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Stata stuck in loop with -rndpoi-?
Date   Thu, 13 May 2010 14:29:28 +0100

I am attempting to generate 10000 random number based on a poisson distribution with mean from my data, using -rndpoi- (from ssc).
I seem to encounter a problem when the mean is greater than 700.  Would anyone be able to help me, either with an alternative method of producing the figures I need, or what I am currently doing wrong?

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*this works:
rndpoi 10000 694.5
*this doesn't:
rndpoi 10000 710
 
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I am currently using Stata 10.0 on Windows. 
Thank you,
Karen


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