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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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

Date |
Wed, 18 May 2005 18:22:03 +0100 |

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). Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 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) > > > >Nick > >n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > > >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. * * 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/

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