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


From   Lulu Zeng <luluzengnz@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Drawing from a known, non-regular, discrete distribution
Date   Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:58:44 +1100

Dear Scott,

Thank you for your response. My apologies that I am still a little
confused about how to do this in my case where I have 1,200
observation. Can I still use the cond() command without typing in each
point of the draw?

Best Regards,
Lulu

On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Scott Merryman
<scott.merryman@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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