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Re: st: Random number generation

From   "E. Paul Wileyto" <>
Subject   Re: st: Random number generation
Date   Fri, 05 Jun 2009 09:28:54 -0400

For something Stata specific

search random number, all


help rnd

For more general information, a good book to use is:

Statistical Distributions, by Evans Hastings & Peacock, (2000) Wiley


Lars Holstenkamp wrote:
Dear all,
is there somewhere a list of how to generate random numbers with various distributions (esp. triangular, beta, pert; for use in Monte Carlo simulations)?
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