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Re: st: Creating choice indicator!


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Creating choice indicator!
Date   Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:48:56 +0000

You're right. That's a bit of a flaw if you use -ceil()-.

Nick

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com> wrote:
> Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>:
> The only problem with ceil instead of floor is that uniform() is zero
> about 1 time in 2^32 iterations.
>
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Alternatively, look upwards!
>>
>> ceil(5 * runiform())
>>
>> Nick
>> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
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