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

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
st: RE: RE: RE: Bad dotplot command? |

Date |
Thu, 28 Oct 2004 23:41:46 +0100 |

Here is a quick hack at your problem: mdotplot mdint_bioc mdint_bioc_s median948 if mch==10 & inlist(nwafer,1,2,5,6,7,8) , center msymbol(none) mlabel(mlbl) mlabsize(tiny) mlabposition(0) program mdotplot version 8 syntax varlist(numeric) [if] [in] [, combine(passthru) *] marksample touse qui count if `touse' if r(N) == 0 error 2000 tokenize `varlist' local nvars : word count `varlist' forval i = 1/`nvars' { tempname g`i' dotplot ``i'' if `touse', `options' nodraw name(`g`i'') local G "`G' `g`i''" } // ycommon wired in local 0 , `combine' syntax [, imargin(str) * ] if "`imargin'" == "" local options "`options' imargin(zero)" graph combine `G', ycommon `options' end Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of > Wallace, John > Sent: 28 October 2004 22:35 > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: st: RE: RE: Bad dotplot command? > > > Thanks for the explanation, Nick. I similarly found that a plotting a > single variable mapped the marker labels correctly, which > allowed me to > explore the data as I wished, although in a less data-dense fashion > (which my boss would probably say is better anyway!) I tend to like > fewer charts with more information in them. > > -JW > > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox > Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 3:10 AM > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: st: RE: Bad dotplot command? > > A -dotplot- to Stata is really just a special kind of scatter plot. > > The trickery within -dotplot- is to map the values of one or more > variables to the coordinates needed to produce this scatter plot. > > When you ask for a -dotplot- of two or more variables, rather more > is involved than with just one. In the temporary restructuring of > your dataset that's required, not everything that might be needed > for a plot is carried over. In particular, marker > labels are, as a side-effect, not supported. I imagine that > programming > that was just a complication too far as far the programmer was > concerned, but that it was decided to trap such requests. Most people > who produce dotplots just use plain symbols, I imagine. > > I just checked with the unofficial -onewayplot-, which offers a > similar display, and found that in effect I made a similar decision, > although it is not trapped at source. > > In short, I surmise that your request is reasonable but at > present just > not supported by -dotplot-. > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > Wallace, John > > > I've been using dotplots as an exploratory tool for a while now, and > > suddenly I'm getting an error message where I previously have > > never had a > > problem: > > > > . dotplot mdint_bioc mdint_bioc_s median948 if mch==10 & > > inlist(nwafer, > > 1,2,5,6,7,8), center msymbol(none) mlabel(mlbl) mlabsize(tiny) > > mlabposition(0) > > > > which gives me r(198); option mlabel() not allowed > > > > mlbl is a short string variable containing grouping information > > > > Am I doing something boneheaded? I even tried using the > > dotplot dialog to > > construct the syntax with the same result. > > > > * > * 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/ > > * > * 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/ > * * 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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