As indicated in the on-line help, you need
to specify changes to the rendition of the normal
density through -normopts-.
Try your code plus e.g.
normopts(ra(-0.5 3.5))
The on-line help is misleading insofar as it implies
that only the connected line options are pertinent
here.
Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
Joseph McCrary
> end-of-course grades. In the elementary grades, a student
> could receive one
> of 4 marks. When I add the normal curve to the plot, it
> begins with the
> midpoint of the first category but ends at the end of the
> last category. Is
> there a way I can either begin the normal curve at the
> beginning of the
> first category or end the normal curve at the midpoint of the
> last category?
> Here's the code I'm using to generate the graph (STATA
> 8.2 SE on
> Windows XP):
>
> histogram elemlartnum if (gr_jun03_sasi=="01" &
> elemlartnum>=0 &
> elemlartnum<=3),
> discrete frequency normal gap(5)
> bcolor(ltbluishgray)
> blcolor(black) blwidth(vvvthin)
> ylabel(, labels angle(horizontal))
> xlabel(0 "Unsatisfactory" 1 "Satisfactory" 2 "Good"
> 3 "Excellent")
> xtitle(First Graders' End-of-Year Language Arts
> Course Grades)
> xscale(titlegap(4))
> name(G1lartgrades, replace) scheme(s2manual);
> graph export d:\g1lartgrades.emf;
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