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Generating Halton sequences using Mata

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  • David M. Drukker

    () (StataCorp)

  • Richard Gates

    () (StataCorp LP)

Abstract

This paper discusses the advantages of Halton sequences over pseudo- random uniform numbers when using simulation to approximate integrals numeri- cally. We describe two types of sequences and give Mata examples. Finally, we doc- ument the Mata function halton(), currently in release 9.1 of Stata, which com- putes both a Halton sequence and its Hammersley variant. Options to use these point sets are available in the Stata 9 program asmprobit, a multinomial-probit estimator, and in the Stata 9.1 Mata function ghk(), the Geweke – Hajivassiliou – Keane multivariate-normal simulator.

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  • David M. Drukker & Richard Gates, 2006. "Generating Halton sequences using Mata," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 6(2), pages 214-228, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:6:y:2006:i:2:p:214-228
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