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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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Subject |
st: RE: Re: multiple graphs |

Date |
Wed, 11 Dec 2002 15:08:42 -0000 |

Christopher F Baum > > I don't know what you mean by 'in the log file' since > graphs do not appear > in the log file (which is a text file) in any case. However > you can use the > 'saving' option in the graph command to create graph files, e.g. > saving(g`var',replace) which will create gx1.gph, gx2.gph, > etc (which would > probably be more useful if the variables had more descriptive names. > > You may then use something like > graph using gx1 gx2 gx3 gx4 gx5 gx6 gx7 gx8 gx9 > to view all the graphs on one screen. > > Also note that if your variables are named like this, you could do > > forv i=1/9 { graph x`i' y, by(z) saving(gx`i',replace) > Let me add a couple of details. First, you need to watch lines like . forv i=1/9 { graph x`i' y, by(z) saving(gx`i',replace) } -- adding the "}" omitted by accident -- in which Stata is presented with everything on one line. This is not _guaranteed_ to work. If the whole is relatively simple, it will; but not otherwise. However, that's circular, as "relatively simple" is defined by it working. The syntax you should follow with -forvalues- or -foreach- puts each command within the loop on a separate line, namely . forv i=1/9 { . graph x`i' y, by(z) saving(gx`i',replace) . } In practice, you can often put the last brace } on the same line as the command before it, as in . graph x`i' y, by(z) saving(gx`i',replace) } I don't think I've seen Stata complain at that, although that's Stata's indulgence rather than recommended syntax. Second, and more positively, I often loop something like this forval i = 1/9 graph <whatever> if something == `i', t1(`i') saving(g`i') more } The two extra details are the -more-, which ensures a slide show not a movie, and a title which shows which group you are seeing. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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