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st: RE: Random number generator

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: Random number generator
Date   Thu, 23 Aug 2007 09:22:26 +0100

Why do you feel there is a need for a new version of -uniform()-? 


Paul Silcocks BM BCh, MSc, FRCPath, FFPH, CStat

> Has anyone found a way of incorporating the Mersenne Twister
> pseudo-random number generator into Stata? There is freeware 
> C++ code at
> but I'm not clear how this could be
> adapted into an ado file.  What would be nice would be a new 
> version of
> uniform(). Stata technical support recommend using Mata as it 
> is closer
> in syntax to C++ than the Stata ado language (though this doesn't help
> me much as I've not got to grips with Mata).  

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