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Re: st: Drawing from a known, non-regular, discrete distribution


From   Scott Merryman <scott.merryman@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Drawing from a known, non-regular, discrete distribution
Date   Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:50:32 -0600

http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2012-08/msg00256.html

and the links within.

Scott


On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 9:15 PM, Lulu Zeng <luluzengnz@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Statalist,
>
> I am seeking help with taking draws from a known, non-regular (not
> normal or lognormal etc), discrete distribution.
>
> For example, taking draws from a distribution like the one below.
> However, in my case I have 1,200 points instead of the 4 points given
> in the example.
>
> Draw value     Probability
>
>     0.5                0.15
>
>     0.6                0.30
>
>     0.2                0.25
>
>     0.9                0.30
>
> The "draw value" is the value to be drawn, "probability" is the chance
> each value be drawn, so it adds up to 1.
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