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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: Re: Graph problem |

Date |
Tue, 2 Mar 2004 21:06:40 -0000 |

It's not true that this demands a command line input. Substituting other variables for -lexp- and -gnppc-, which is immaterial, I was able to do this via a dialog. What took an iteration for me to get right was to put , pos(11) nobexpand bfcolor(white) nobox in the -subtitle- box (to leave -position- at default). You do need the manual to hand, or a previous solution to hand, or extremely good recall of -graph- syntax, to do this in practice, but that's a different matter. I too am grateful for this thread as I was insufficiently aware of the possibilities opened up by -style(compact)-. In the next edition of the manual, perhaps examples should be placed nearer the point this is defined. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Donald Spady > Philip and Scott > Many thanks for your responses. Philip's idea worked but > I could not > get Scott's to work. The problem with both of them is that > they demand a > command line input as opposed to entering them using the > menu. That is not > a big problem except that I have to remember the command each > time I use > it, so I have written a little note to myself. I must admit > I didn't find > the manual too helpful for this so Philip's and Scott's > contributions are really appreciated. > > >My messages to the Stata List are not being echoed back to > my machine so > >I'm not sure if there is something wrong at the List end or at my > >end. Anyway, in case it's a list problem, and others > haven't already > >provided a better solution, here is my go at trying to solve > your problem: > > > >scatter lexp gnppc, by(region, total style(compact)) subtitle(, > >pos(11) nobexpand bfcolor(white) nobox) > > > >The trick is in using the -subtitle()- option of the main > (-scatter-) > >command. I am sure other specifications of > "text_box_options" than the > >ones I used (bfcolor and nobox) are possible, but at least > you can play > >with these: see page 500 and 502 which alerts us to the fact > that we can > >use textbox options as suboptions for -title- or -subtitle- > and then page 483. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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