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st: RE: parentheses don't balance?
Christopher W. Ryan writes in part:
> 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?
It seems so... in the example you showed (reproduced below),
in the last line for option -order-, there is a missing quote
mark that causes the last two parentheses to be lost. This is
why you get the error message.
> 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?
This could occur if you manually typed the "insides" of the -order-
option (i.e., the '1 "domestic 2 "foreign"' part) so that it passed
inappropriate information to the command processor.
> 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"))
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