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"Neil Shephard" <mdeasnds@fs1.ser.man.ac.uk> |

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st: rugs, marker labels and legends.... |

Date |
Tue, 24 May 2005 11:40:28 +0100 |

Dear statalisters, I'm attempting to draw a series of histograms each with two overlaid rugs underneath as described in Cox NJ (2004) The Stata Journal 4(1):99-88, and I have two problems which I would be grateful of assistance with. 1) As per the description in the SJ article, I'm using the '|' (pipe symbol) as marker labels, but because I am overlaying two rugs (see code below), I would like to have a legend which indicates what each refers to. However, because the -ms(none)- option is used to suppress the normal marker symbol, no marker symbol is shown in the legend A work around that I thought of was to use a very small marker symbol that would be masked by the '|' variable that is specified, and then use the symysize() and symxsize() legend contents options. This leaves the rugs as desired, and does result in the legend being defined, but the marker symbols are barely legible as the symysize() and symxszie() options seem to be ignored. Ideally I would like to include the '|' symbol in the legend, but can not find anything in the legend section of the manuals or help files on how to do this. 2) A minor problem, but when the histogram is drawn with the -freq- option the 'rugs' overlay the base of the histogram. This does not occur if the default -density- option is used (I've also checked this with the example used in the SJ and you see overlap in that data set when the -freq- options is specified on the histogram). Details of Stata version ------------------------------- Version 8.2 Born 10 Jan 2005 Code (rather convoluted, and apologies for not devising a universal example) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- histogram order if(dups == 1), by(region, title("Distribution of tagging and tagged SNPs" "in the CEPH (NW Europe ancestry) pop", size(medium)) legend(symysize(*5) symxsize(*5) at(11) pos(0))) start(0) bin(500) freq plot(scatter where1 order if(dups == 1 & tag_snp100k ~= ""), ms(none) mlabel(pipe) mlabpos(0) || scatter where1 order if(dups == 1 & tag_snp100k == affy100k), ms(none) mlabel(pipe) mlabpos(0)) scheme(s1color) An example of the graph that I have managed to generate so far can be viewed at http://slack.ser.man.ac.uk/eg/eg.png I'd be very grateful if anyone can suggest any solution to either of the above problems. Many thanks in advance, Neil Neil Shephard Genetics Statistician ARC Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester neil.shephard@man.ac.uk nshephard@gmail.com "If your result needs a statistician then you should design a better experiment" - Ernest Rutherford * * 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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