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Raphael Fraser <raphael.fraser@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: RE: Drawing an arrow from textbox to point [Stata 8] |

Date |
Wed, 18 May 2005 08:38:33 -0500 |

Nick, Thank you! The example was very helpful. I had only one small problem: the -lcolor- option did not work.I recieved the following error message [option lcolor() not allowed invalid syntax] Just how easy is it drawing an arrow in Stata 9. On 5/18/05, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: > Here is a daft example showing one way to build > your own arrow as three line segments: > > sysuse auto > > scatter mpg weight, text(41 2650 "top car") > || scatteri 41 2100 41 2500 , lcolor(black) recast(line) > || scatteri 41 2100 41.3 2200, lcolor(black) recast(line) > || scatteri 41 2100 40.7 2200, lcolor(black) recast(line) legend(off) > > Neat arrows at some orientation other than vertical or horizontal > would require some trigonometry. The angle between barb and shaft > looks OK to many tastes at about 30 degrees. Stata 9 uses a default of > 28.6 degrees, better known as 0.5 radian. > > There is more on arrows in Stata 9 in a forthcoming Tip in > Stata Journal 5(2). > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > Nick Cox > > > Possible, but much easier in Stata 9. > > > > In Stata 8, you would need to create > > the elements of an arrow as line segments using > > calls to various parts of -twoway-. At least, > > that's the only way I know. > > Raphael Fraser > > > > Is it possible to have an arrow directed to a single point > > from a text box in 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: RE: Drawing an arrow from textbox to point [Stata 8]***From:*Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>

**References**:**st: RE: Drawing an arrow from textbox to point [Stata 8]***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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