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st: RE: twoway function, controlling linepatternstyle


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: twoway function, controlling linepatternstyle
Date   Wed, 9 Mar 2005 01:41:23 -0000

As always, it would help to see _exactly_ what 
you typed. I can't reproduce your problem: 

twoway function once = x , clp(dash) || 
       function twice = 2 * x , clp(solid) 

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

SamL
 
> I am attempting to graph four different functions on one graph; each
> function will have 3 different segments.  I want different segments to
> have different linepatternstyles.
> 
> I checked the graphics manual and it says there are 
> function_options and
> line_options:
> 
> "-line_options- are any of the options allowed by graph 
> twoway line; see
> [G] graph twoway line."
> 
> I went to graph twoway line and it says:
> 
> "line_options are . . . any of the options allowed by graph 
> twoway scatter
> with exception of marker options, marker_placement_options, and
> marker_label_options, which will be ignored if specified.  
> See {G} graph
> twoway scatter."
> 
> I went to graph twoway scatter and there, on page 337, under
> connect_options, it lists clpattern(linepatternstyle) as an option to
> specify whether a line is solid, dashed, etc.
> 
> Yet, when I use the cl(linepatternstyle) command in writing 
> the code for
> my job, stata says that the option is not available for 
> function graphs.
> 
> So . . . I am puzzled.  Any insights on what to do to get 
> control over the
> linepatterning in function graphs (with multiple, complex 
> functions) is
> greatly appreciated.
> 

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