Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:24:18 -0600
Reply-To: Joe Matise <snoopy369@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Joe Matise <snoopy369@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: assign a unique random integer to each unique id
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I believe that will generally work, but the size of your sample determines
if it's likely to work 100%. You won't get 100% guarantee that it will be
unique, because the period of the ranuni function is much larger than that;
so periodically if reduced to a period of only 1e7 it will duplicate. 1e7
should be enough in my experience for a 1e4 order sample size.
A safer way would be to generate a random number (not an integer, just the
ranuni() itself), then sort by it, then use _N_ . That ensures a unique
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Ai Hua Wang <email@example.com> wrote:
> I was wondering if anybody in this list could advise how I can assign a
> unique random integer to each unique id. I have written the following code
> but it does not allow me to get the unique random intergers. The 10000000 is
> proportional to the size of the data set. Do I miss anything in the codes?
> Please kindly provide your suggestions.
> data temp;
> set datset1;
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