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RE: st: Strange interaction between weights and the -connect()- option


From   Roger Newson <roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: Strange interaction between weights and the -connect()- option
Date   Wed, 15 Sep 2004 18:51:56 +0100

Thanks to Derek for his prompt and helpful reply. And thanks in advance to StataCorp for fixing the problem in the next executable update, which I look forward to installing and using.

Roger


At 17:27 15/09/2004, Derek Wagner wrote:

Roger Newson wrote:

> Has anybody else experienced a strange interaction between weights
> and the -connect()- option under -graph twoway-? I find that weights
> can cause the -connect()- option not to work correctly. (I use the very
> latest Stata as of today, ie version 8.2 with the executable of 23 Jul
> 2004 and the ado-files of 01 Sep 2004, under Windows 2000.)
>
> For instance, if in the -auto- data I type
>
> scatter mpg weight [fwei=rep78], connect(L) sort
>
> or even if I type
>
> scatter mpg weight [fwei=rep78], connect(L) sort(weight)
>
> then the symbols are weighted, but are connected as if I had typed
>
> scatter mpg weight [fwei=rep78], connect(L)
>
> (ie the -sort- option is disabled).
>

As Roger noted, when weights are added to -twoway scatter and/or -twoway
connected-, the -sort- option becomes disabled.  This behavior
has recently been fixed and the correction will be available in the next
executable update.

Derek Wagner
<dwagner@stata.com>
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