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st: RE: How to display Greek letters in Stata?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: How to display Greek letters in Stata?
Date   Fri, 29 Oct 2004 10:31:32 +0100

Stata as such as no support for Greek letters, 
unless they happen to be the same as Roman ones, 
which is true of several upper case letters. 

But you may find some appropriate font for your 
operating system. There seem to be subtle differences 
between fonts popular for showing ancient Greek, 
modern Greek and "mathematical" Greek. 

In a paper I would put any Greek, and indeed any 
non-elementary mathematics generally, in text or the 
Figure caption, but that is not a solution to your question, just
a way of avoiding the issue. 

There are no doubt other ways round this. People 
who know PostScript may be able to comment on whether
this can be solved by saving your graph as .eps and 
hacking at the PostScript. 

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

David Han
 
> I want to draw a graph of hazard rate. How to display the Greek
> letters, say gamma, in the titlte of the graph? Thank you so much!
> 
> twoway  (function y = (0.5*x^(0.5-1))/(1+0.5*x^0.5), range(0 5)
> yvarlab("a=.5") )  ///
>              title("Singh-Maddala Hazard: zeta=0.5, gamma varying")	

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