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st: RE: Graphing Frustrations

From   Benjamin Hulley <>
Subject   st: RE: Graphing Frustrations
Date   Tue, 19 Aug 2003 17:00:01 -0700

After much trial and error I have resolved my graphing problem. I'm unsure if this is a bug or just my misunderstanding however, the reason I could not get Stata to produce a box graph was my data labels. I had labeled the missing values .a "missing" .b "N/A". Producing a data set with out the missing value labels allows me to produce box graphs. Additionally labeling non missing values gave me no problems, and I could produce box graphs. Can anyone confirm this bug?


On Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at 04:40 PM, Nick Cox wrote:

Sorry, but I get a box plot for a replication
of these data. I'm using

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Benjamin Hulley
- drinkalc - was in fact a poor example of my problem so I
will use -
oasm_agg - and I apologize for the mixing up graph and bar
charts.  I
am most interested in a box plot, though I have the same
problem for
bar graphs.  Here are the results of trying to produce a
box plot of
oasm_agg followed by a tabulation of the same variable.
Again, using
the precursor data sets I was successfully able to produce
a box plot
of oasm_agg (the only changes to oasm_agg between the two files are
labeling its missing values and relabeling the variable itself)

. graph box oasm_agg
invalid syntax
invalid syntax
invalid syntax
invalid syntax
invalid syntax

. tab oasm_agg

        OASM |
  aggression |
       score |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
           0 |        546       53.48       53.48
           1 |         80        7.84       61.31
< snip >
          45 |          1        0.10       99.90
          49 |          1        0.10      100.00
       Total |      1,021      100.00

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