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RE: st: RE: Drawing an arrow from textbox to point [Stata 8]
Symbolically, || points Stata 8 and 9 users onwards and upwards
(recall that only in 9 do you get arrows).
Syntactically, this was introduced in Stata 8. Have a look
at [G] graph twoway.
In 9, the separator notation has been applied elsewhere,
with -xtmixed- success.
Unix-lovers will recall the pipe notation of their favourite
OS (imitated in a broken way by MS-DOS).
P.S. you are right that I assumed people would realise
this was a single command line.
Eric G. Wruck
> What you have below I just pasted in the do-Editor & it
> worked perfectly. Before you didn't have the ///
> continuation & I had mistakenly thought that that was what
> the || was for. So what does the || denote & where would I
> read about it?
> >The -lcolor()- point is explained in another posting.
> >I can't reproduce your other error. This works for me
> >in 8.2 and 9.0. Is what you typed exactly equivalent?
> >sysuse auto
> >scatter mpg weight, text(41 2650 "top car") ///
> > || scatteri 41 2100 41 2500 , recast(line) ///
> > || scatteri 41 2100 41.3 2200, recast(line) ///
> > || scatteri 41 2100 40.7 2200, recast(line) legend(off)
> >Eric G. Wruck
> >> Like Raphael, I also obtained an the invalid option error (on
> >> lcolor). I then took out the lcolor & recast was flagged as
> >> a syntax error. I tried this both with version statements
> >> 8.2 & 9.0 & obtained the same results both times. In the
> >> past I have labored with hyphens, greater-than & less-than
> >> symbols to try to create "arrows". This approach worked ok
> >> but was somewhat unsatisfactory -- but not so bad so as to
> >> tempt me to bring my data over to DeltaGraph. I see Nick
> >> Winter has pointed out pcarrow in Stata 9 & I look forward to
> > > familiarizing myself with that.
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