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Re: st: Suggestion for an added graph feature


From   Richard J Stoll <stoll@rice.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Suggestion for an added graph feature
Date   Tue, 3 Aug 2004 10:31:53 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, Fred Wolfe wrote:

> Often enough I find myself making ad hoc graphs, by which I mean graphs
> that are not a part of a saved do or ado file. Sometimes I come back to
> those graphs and want to alter something. However, the graph statement no
> longer exists
>

I often use the pull-down menus to "fiddle" with a graph (which I assume
is what you are doing).  The graph command that is produced is displayed
in the Stata results window.  I copy the command from the window, and put
it in a .do file.  That way I can recreate the exact graph at a future
date (obviously I have to add commands to read in the dataset, transform
and/or select the data, etc. in front of the graph command).  As well,
this makes it easier to change something in the graph statement.
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