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Re: st: RE: fill bars


From   Edwin Leuven <e.leuven@uva.nl>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: fill bars
Date   Fri, 4 Apr 2003 18:01:38 +0200

i also use R, which is not only a cool statistical package but also makes very 
nice graphs...

On Fri Apr 4 2003 17:35, b. water wrote:
> edwin,
>
> at the risk of making an irrelevant point, i do have a pragmatic
> suggestion, something that i do from time to time. at the moment, i am on
> my stata learning curve so i don't admit being proficient in graphic-ing in
> stata. when i stumbled or wanting to do something with graphs that i do not
> know how to do in stata, i often used excel and spss as alternatives. now,
> what you want doing can be done by excel (my version is excel97). maybe you
> know this already, if so, my apology. i adopt this pragmatic approach to
> minimise delay in my work while i learn stata in the meantime. my 2cents
> worth.
>
> cheers,
> bw
>
>
>
>
>
>
> From: "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
>
> >Reply-To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> >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
> >multiplied.
> >
> >Nick
> >n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
> >
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