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RE: st: Re: Graph problem


From   Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: Re: Graph problem
Date   Tue, 02 Mar 2004 15:00:02 -0700

Nick
What is going "wrong" is that, when creating overlaid graphs, the banner for each graph has a colored background, as on page 86 of the graph manual. This seems to be the case for all the styles in the 'by' window except the Stata7 style, which creates a graph with no banner and the title for each separate graph is left justified. It is possible to use the other styles and create a graph with a colorless banner using the command:
"subtitle(, pos(11) nobexpand bfcolor(white) nobox)" as part of the overall graph command. If I do this within the subtitle options, as you suggested, it does not work. I don't know why. even though it is the same command. Nevertheless, as I write this, I see that if Stata 7 style works, why not use it. The problem with using Stata 7 style is that when I try to create ticks (in this case X-axis ticks for ages 1-17) using the Minor tick options 0(1)17 (so as to mark each year with a single tick), I get 34 ticks, which only is chartjunk. Is there something wrong with my command for ticks? I know this is long and I apologize for it.
Don

At 02:38 PM 3/2/2004, you wrote:

Sorry, Don: I've lost track of what's going wrong here.

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Donald Spady
> Sent: 02 March 2004 21:31
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: RE: st: Re: Graph problem
>
>
> Nick
>    I tried it and got 4 boxes with a grey header each time
> and the topic of
> the box in the header.  Just as it is shown in the text of
> the graphics
> manual.  I took out all the extraneous material to get the basic
> command.  Here it is:
>
> twoway (connected ratef age) (connected ratem age), by(Disorder ,
> style(compact) noxrescale yrescale subtitle(,
> pos(11)  nobexpand  bfcolor(white) nobox) legend(off))
> ymlabel(, nolabels)
> xmlabel(, nolabels)
>
> What am I doing wrong.
>
> Don
>
> At 02:06 PM 3/2/2004, you wrote:
> >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.
> >
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> Donald Spady
>
> Department of Pediatrics
> 2C3.92 WMC, University of Alberta
> Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
> T6G 2R7
>
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>
> Nature has no reset button.
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