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Re: st: RE: RE: Patterns in an area graph

From   Nick Winter <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: Patterns in an area graph
Date   Tue, 07 Jun 2005 08:58:48 -0400

Just a side note, that another way to distinguish the areas might be to use the text() option to put descriptive labels inside the relevant areas. Depending on the application and the way the graph looks, that might or might not be clear.


At 06:18 AM 6/7/2005, you wrote:

Note that I am here expounding what I
take to be the StataCorp attitude, which
in this territory is mostly tacit in what
they have -- or more crucially have
not -- implemented.

An orthogonal comment: For your problem,
I might expect, as a non-medical(bio)statistician,
log survival to be a convenient scale.

With a log scale, an area graph would be
potentially ambiguous: quite what is being


Dominic Muston

> That's a shame Nick, but thanks for the answer.
> I did a few google searches before submitting here, but I might not
> have been using very good search terms, so sorry if this is a
> bit of an
> FAQ.  I guess I'll have to stick to grey areas or (black) dotted and
> dashed lines.
> The graph is of survival probability over time, the two areas relating
> to two competing causes of death.

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