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Re: st: Replace


From   Daniel Marcelino <dmsilv@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Replace
Date   Fri, 2 Sep 2011 20:45:11 -0400

Exactly that Maarten. You have killed my doubt, despite I said the
'wrong' dataset, thanks. I was just looking for an trick to set
missing values with and without constraints to test some stuffs.

Best
Daniel


On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 4:52 PM, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote:
> --- on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 10:29 PM, Daniel Marcelino wrote:
>> I'm in doubt how I could run a loop to randomly introduce 100 missing
>> values in the 'auto' dataset.
>
> That is easy as the auto dataset contains only 74 observations ;)
>
> Lets assume that you wanted exactly 20 missing observations on the variable mpg
>
> sysuse auto, clear
> gen s = runiform()
> sort s
> replace mpg = . in 1/20
>
> Generally I like to specify a probability of getting a missing rather
> than a fixed number of missings. Below I assume you want a 20% chance
> of getting a missing.
>
> sysuse auto, clear
> replace mpg = . if runiform() < .2
>
> Generalizations of this trick that will allow you let that probability
> depend on other variables (e.g. to check how important the MAR, MCAR
> and NMAR assumptions are) can be found in: M.L. Buis (2007b), "Stata
> tip 48: Discrete uses for uniform()", The Stata Journal, 7(3), pp.
> 434-435. <http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=pr0032>
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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