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st: Reproducibility of hotdeck using seed option

From   "Ali Karim" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Reproducibility of hotdeck using seed option
Date   Mon, 24 Jul 2006 12:06:57 -0400

Dear Stata Listserv users,

I am having difficulty with reproducing the imputation obtained using
the 'hotdeck' command. I have the updated hotdeck command downloaded,
and I am using the following command to ensure reproducibility without
any luck.

sort idnew
set seed 123456789
hotdeck hhsex using hhsex,by(ward_she) store keep(idnew) seed(1234)

Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.


Ali Mehryar Karim M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Senior Quantitative Analyst
DELIVER/John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
1616 N Fort Myer Dr, 11th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
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