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st: RE: variable width boxplot
> I am finally now delving into V 8 graphics after
> some initial fear of the unknown, and have encountered
> the apparent absence of variable width boxplots. I
> have searched the Statlist message archive, and it
> seems that nobody has asked about this, and yet this
> option appears to have disappeared entirely. Has it
> reappeared in some other form? Is there something wrong
> with variable width boxplots (i.e. proportional to sample
> size) that makes them undesirable? Why else would they
> be dropped from V 8?
I think they've gone, unlamented until now.
I guess it's difficult to tie variable width in with other
things you would want to do, like put labels and lines at
specific points on the numeric axis.
Perhaps someone at Stata Corp has a more conVinceing
Other ways of showing the # of data in subsets
are -dotplot-, -onewayplot- (SSC), etc.
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