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st: Random seeder: -setrngseed- now available on SSC


From   Antoine Terracol <Antoine.Terracol@univ-paris1.fr>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Random seeder: -setrngseed- now available on SSC
Date   Wed, 06 Oct 2010 16:45:06 +0200

Dear _all,

Thanks, as always, to Kit Baum, the package -setrngseed- is available for download on SSC.

type
. ssc describe setrngseed
. ssc install setrngseed

-setrngseed- , written by Bill Gould an I, uses truly random integers obtained from the website www.random.org to set the seed of Stata's pseudo-random-numbers generator.

For more on the background of random numbers generation, methods for setting the seed, etc., see the following Statalist messages (as well as their follow-ups).


http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2010-08/msg00777.html
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2010-08/msg00834.html
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2010-09/msg01384.html

Best,
Antoine


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