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st: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: graph presences in command line graph creation.


From   "Don Spady" <dspady@ualberta.ca>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: graph presences in command line graph creation.
Date   Tue, 28 Jan 2003 13:58:29 -0700

Maybe for you Lee, but my computer must be a Model T, as the only color I
get is black.
I am using Win 2000, latest Stata8, using -graph7- (version 7:vplplot x y,
etc)
Don

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lee Sieswerda" <Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com>
> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 13:17
> Subject: st: RE: Re: RE: Re: graph presences in command line graph
> creation.


> Perhaps not. On my machine (NT4, most recent Stata8, using -graph7-), the
> default when copying to the clipboard, is white background with black
> foreground. Paste into <insert word processor here> and print.
>
> Lee
>
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Don Spady [SMTP:dspady@ualberta.ca]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 2:32 PM
> > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > Subject: st: Re: RE: Re: graph presences in command line graph
> > creation.
> >
> > Well, that answers that.  I guess I will have to try using a runaround
by
> > editing the *.wmf if I need to print the graph.
> > Don
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
> > To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 12:05
> > Subject: st: RE: Re: graph presences in command line graph creation.
> >
> >
> > > Don Spady
> > > >
> > > > I want to create a vplplot (vertical plot of two variables,
> > > > sorted by one of
> > > > them) and there is no command to do this in the drop down
> > > > graphics tab.  So
> > > > I do it by using the command line.  However, I get a black
> > > > background and
> > > > yellow foreground.  How do I change this to a white (or
> > > > whatever) background
> > > > and a black (or whatever) foreground.  The use of the graph
> > > > preferences in
> > > > the graphics tab doesn't work.  This was very easy to do in
> > > > Stata 7 but not
> > > > at all intuitive in Stata 8.
> > >
> > > -vplplot- as a user-written, unadopted
> > > program does not feature in the Graphics
> > > menu in Stata 8. (The same is true of all
> > > other user-written unadopted graphics programs.
> > > Many, perhaps most, but not all, are superseded
> > > by the new graphics.)
> > >
> > > So Don does it from the command line. The effect
> > > is to set -version- to 6 while -vplplot- is
> > > working. The important bit of -vplplot- for
> > > this question is calling up -graph- actually to draw
> > > the graph, and under version control Stata 8
> > > calls up what it knows as -graph7-.
> > >
> > > However, it is my impression that graphics
> > > settings in Stata 8 do not also apply to
> > > -graph7-.  In any case, it does not seem possible
> > > within Stata 8 to replicate all the graphical
> > > flexibility of previous versions. On backgrounds,
> > > the Henry Ford principle applies that you
> > > can have any colour so long as it's black.
> > >
> > > A different question arises for me as author
> > > of -vplplot-. Will I rewrite it for Stata 8
> > > or is it superseded by the new graphics?
> > > My guess at this point is the former,
> > > although some of the functionality can
> > > I guess be provided very nicely by
> > > overlaying graphs in Stata 8.
> > >
> > > Nick
> > > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
> > >
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