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

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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st: RE: RE: Help making graph: connecting pre- and post- for 22 individuals |

Date |
Sun, 6 Jun 2004 17:36:50 +0100 |

Your approach is clearly correct in principle, but you not surprisingly drew the line at giving the complete specification of the 22 graphs superimposed on top of each other needed to apply your approach to Erik's example dataset. Fortunately, it can always be done more easily. With two (non-missing) scores for every student, sort student time twoway connected score time, c(L) is easier to type and the result is much cleaner. With a more general structure (panel data, whether or not named as such), and the possibility of missing values, or different times of observation, a simple -connect(L)- may give rise to spurious connections between successive panel members, depending on the precise configuration of data, as has long been documented. This can always be avoided, either by declaring the data to be panel and using -tsline-, or (as indicated by my earlier mailing in this thread) by using -linkplot- from SSC. Although when faced with data on this form many analysts would think their way to a graph with time on the horizontal axis and the changing response on the vertical axis, for just two times this usually implies a criss-crossing pattern of lines which is not always easy to interpret. Erik and I had an interesting discussion off-line about alternatives, centred on the use of -pairplot- from SSC, following my earlier posting. As for cell means in ANOVA, I do not know what you want to do, but several official and user-written programs provide post-modelling graphics after -anova-. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk P.S. -xlabel(1 2)- Bryan W. Griffin > I'm interested in something like this too for plotting cell > means after > ANOVA. Here is one way to accomplish the task: > > Reorganize data such as this (to keep this simple I used data > from only the > first 3 of your 22 students): > > student score time > 1 4.5 1 > 1 5.25 2 > 2 3.5 1 > 2 5.25 2 > 3 7.5 1 > 3 7.5 2 > > Student 1 has scores of 4.5 and 5.25 on occasion 1 and 2, > student 2 has 3.5 > and 5.25 on time 1 and 2, etc. > > . twoway (connected score time if student==1) (connected > score time if > student==2) (connected score time if student==3) > > This command will give you the graph desired. The only > problem I have is > with the x-axis. I want only time 1 and 2 showing on the > axis, but the > graph provides points between 1 and 2, such as 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, > and 1.8 and I > could not figure how to suppress those numbers. For those > knowledgeable > with graphing, how does one suppress these numbers between 1 and 2? * * 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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