# Re: st: Drawing multiple samples from a normal distribution

 From Marcello Pagano <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: Drawing multiple samples from a normal distribution Date Tue, 21 Dec 2004 11:07:16 -0500

If you want to retain the ability to check your students' work, make sure they
tell you the seed they used. To ensure they all use different seeds, you can

Just a thought.

m.p.

Joseph Cordes wrote:

I want to give my class a simple exercise in which each student is given a different sample that is drawn from the same normal distribution with a known mean and standard deviation, and then is asked to (a) calculate the sample mean, (b) do the standard inferences about the population mean from their estimate, (c) graph the different estimates of the sample mean produced in the class, and (d) reproduce the exercise with increasing sample size to demonstrate the notion of a consistent estimator.

My question is not about (a)-(d), but about how to create the samples. Am I correct that I could do this by using the following commands?

Set obs #

drawnorm sample1, mean(M) sds(sd)

and then simply repeating this command substituting sample2, sample3, etc. in for sample 1 to generate (in my case) 25 different samples?

Thanks.

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