From: "Nick Cox" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: st: RE: fill bars
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 16:16:28 +0100
Edwin Leuven replied to me
> > Stata bears to heart
> > the warnings of Edward Tufte in his magnificent
> > trilogy against the graphical horrors of
> > such patterns, many of which provoke vibratory
> > illusions. So plain colours only!
> maybe i should decide?
> i can't say that i am amused by statacorp changing and
> reducing my opportunity
> set as far as stata 8 is concerned
Let's be clear on a few things:
I assume we are talking about point and
line patterns within bars.
My comment was, naturally, an non-official
interpretation. Stata Corp may or may not
add to it (or subtract from it).
I don't think Stata has ever offered these patterns
as graphical possibilities, so Stata 8 takes
nothing away, so far as I can see.
It seems to me that all statistical graphics
software make choices for you on what primitives are offered.
For example, Stata does not offer pictograms,
such as little figures of people, which can be
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