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Re: st: re: inserting GE sign


From   Ronán Conroy <rconroy@rcsi.ie>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: inserting GE sign
Date   Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:48:47 +0000

Kit Baum wrote:

The last phrase is the key: it appears quite straightforward in Mac OS
X, using the Character Palette:

twoway qfitci mpg weight, stdf text(35 2040 "this * that", place(e))

works just fine, where the * is replaced by that character. If I leave
that character in the email message, Statalist refuses to accept the
message (I have tried twice), but take my word for it, there is such a
character available in Stata's default font.

There are a couple of <alt>-character combinations well worth knowing

- "<" or ">" symbols produces GE or LE symbols
- "/" gives the division sign
- zero gives the degrees sign
- 9 produces a bullet
- with the hyphen, if produces an en dash (and <shift><alt>dash gets you an em dash) which are very useful in text like "25% - 49%"


And a little experimentation confirms that Stata on OS X has a full character set at its disposal (and it would have surprised me if it hadn't), so the only thing between you an an elegant graph is...

... but no, I won't say it.

(... is <alt>;)


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Ronan M Conroy (rconroy@rcsi.ie) Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics Royal College of Surgeons Dublin 2, Ireland +353 1 402 2431 (fax 2764) -------------------- Just say no to drug reps http://www.nofreelunch.org/

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