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st: parentheses don't balance?

From   "Christopher W. Ryan" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: parentheses don't balance?
Date   Fri, 7 Feb 2003 13:33:18 -0500

Stata 8 on Win98, freshly updated. 
The following command was generated by using the overlaid twoway graph dialogue 
box, using the sysuse auto data.  It yielded an error message:  "parentheses do 
not balance"

I count 21 parentheses in each direction, ie 21 pairs.

Am I missing something?

And how could a command generated by a dialogue box (that is, by Stata itself) 
have an error in the parentheses?  I didn't type them in.   Must mean there is 
something wrong with the way the dialogue box works?


twoway (scatter mpg weight if foreign==0, msymbol(square) msize(medsmall) 
mcolor("255 0 0") mlabel(rep78)) (scatter mpg weight if foreign==1, msymbol(x) 
mcolor("0 0 255") mlabel(rep78)), ytitle(miles per gallon, color("0 0 128")) 
xtitle(weight, color("0 0 128")) title(Mileage for Weight, size(medium)) 
subtitle(By country of origin, size(small)) caption(Stata fictional data) 
note(February 2003) legend(on colfirst order(1 "domestic 2 "foreign"))

Christopher W. Ryan, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton
and Wilson Family Practice Residency
40 Arch Street, Johnson City, NY  13790
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