Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 06:45:45 -0500
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From: Peter Flom <peterflomconsulting@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Re: Sample of a bivariate Probability Density Estimation data
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Oh I see.
In that case, you can generate numbers from a lognormal; that's a parametric distribution.
So, find the key parameters for your population (I believe it's just mean and sd and (since it's bivariate) the correlation) and then generate numbers from a similar distribution.
I don't recall exactly how to do this (I usually do this sort of thing in R, not SAS) but it's not hard. I am sure it's in the archives somewhere.
>From: Stephane COLAS <Scolas@DATAMETRIC.FR>
>Sent: Nov 14, 2009 4:38 AM
>Subject: Re: Sample of a bivariate Probability Density Estimation data
>I want thÃ© third proposition : the sample distribution must follow the population distribution. Ie.
>If the population follow a lognormal distribution, I expect that my sample shows the same.
>If i use surveyselect, the distribution is not followed. So ?
Peter L. Flom, PhD
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