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RALPHA: Stata module to generate pseudo-random characters or words

Eric Booth ()

Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics

Abstract: ralpha generates a variable with pseudorandom characters/letters or words. It uses -runiform- to draw random numbers that are converted or assigned to a list of alpha characters ([A-Za-z]). The user can tell ralpha to select random variates from a subset of the list of alpha characters using the range option. The length option can be used to generate random words as a string variable.

Language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 9.2
Keywords: random characters; string functions; random number functions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-04-26
Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install ralpha". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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