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st: generate random sample


From   ningli_yang@fastmail.fm
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: generate random sample
Date   Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:52:01 -0800

Dear listers

I am using Stata/MP 11 Windows.

What is the good way to generate a sample from a population with
replacement?

Say, how to generate 3 independent random numbers from population
(1,2,3,4,5) with probability distribution (0.2, 0.1, 0.3, 0.3,0.1)?

Many thanks for the help.

Ning

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Ning Li
Survey Methodologist
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research The 
University of Melbourne
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