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Re: st: create unique random number variable


From   daniel klein <klein.daniel.81@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: create unique random number variable
Date   Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:10:13 +0200

Raoul,

do not use a variable but rather a scalar or local macro to hold a
single number.

set seed 12345
loc x = int(1000*uniform())

di "`x'"

Here is a short explanation of what your code does. It creates a
random number for each obeservation and stores it in x. Setting the
-seed- ensures that x will be same every time you run your code.

If you want to store a conatnt (random number) in a variable,  you can
do so typing

g x = int(1000*uniform()) in 1
replace x = x[1]

Best
Daniel

-- 
Hello

I'm trying to generate a random number variable like this:

.set seed 12345
.gen x = int(1000*uniform())

However, the random numbers in variable x are not unique. Is there a
way to ensure they are unique?

Thanks!

Raoul
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