Stata The Stata listserver
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

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


From   Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
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.

--Nick


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
shown?

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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.

*
*   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/
--------------------------------------------------------
Nicholas Winter                           607.255.8819 t
Assistant Professor                       607.255.4530 f
Department of Government              nw53@cornell.edu e
308 White Hall            falcon.arts.cornell.edu/nw53 w
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4601

*
*   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/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index