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Re: st: RE: Drawing an arrow from textbox to point [Stata 8]
Thank you! The example was very helpful. I had only one small problem:
the -lcolor- option did not work.I recieved the following error
[option lcolor() not allowed invalid syntax]
Just how easy is it drawing an arrow in Stata 9.
On 5/18/05, Nick Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 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.
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