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st: RE: how to automating twoway plots


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: how to automating twoway plots
Date   Thu, 8 Apr 2004 11:26:13 +0100

I am not clear precisely what kind of graph 
you want, but your structure seems to lend itself to 
some kind of loop. I'll guess that -IND- is string. 

levels IND, local(I) clean 
foreach i of local I { 
	scatter P? Q if IND == "`i'", subtitle(`i') saving(`i') 
	more 
} 

See also 
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/foreach.html

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

Rafael Bertola
 
> I have one data set like the one below.
> 
> IND     Q       P1      P2      P3      (...)
> -------------------------------------------------
> p1a1    1       106,5   83,2    40,8    
> p1a1    2       85      46,7    31,4
> p1a1    3       75,5    32,9    27
> p1a1    4       38,6    24,7    31,5
> p1a1    5       25,5    28,6    16,2
> p1a2    1       146,5   98,9    52,1
> p1a2    2       114,9   56      37,1
> p1a2    3       104     39,2    30,7
> p1a2    4       47,8    26,7    34,9
> p1a2    5       32      33,3    23,6
> p1a3    1       33,6    29,6    27,6
>  .
>  .
>  .
> 
> Where, IND identify a type of measure. 
> Q is a indicator of first, second,... quitiles.
> and P1, P2, P3, are de measures for countrys.
> 
> I want plot a twoway graph with Q on x-axis e P1, P2, P3 on y-axis.
> The dataser is big. 
> How i do this in a automatic manner? Using a .do file?
> Whe the value of IND changes, one new graph is created. And 
> the previous
> graphic, it can be saved on disk?
> 

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