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# st: RE: How to Randomly Assign 4 Integers to a Dataset?

 From "Kieran McCaul" To Subject st: RE: How to Randomly Assign 4 Integers to a Dataset? Date Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:41:50 +0800

```...

clear*

set obs 100

gen id=_n

expand 4

gen x = 1

sort id
by id: replace x = 5 if _n== 2
by id: replace x = 15 if _n== 3
by id: replace x = 20 if _n== 4

set seed 97883738
gen randn = runiform()

sort id randn

by id: keep if _n== 1

tab x

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Carly
Petracco
Sent: Friday, 12 November 2010 7:17 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: How to Randomly Assign 4 Integers to a Dataset?

I have 4 values that I want to randomly assign to the observations in
my dataset.
I do not want this to occur over a range (I know about runiform), all
I have 4 integers (i.e. 1, 5, 15, 20) that I want to randomly assign
to my observations, how do I do that?
I have not been able to find a solution for this problem on the web
or in previous questions, so any help would be greatly appreciates!

Best,
Charlie
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