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RE: st: RE: bug in color(black) for twoway bar ?


From   "David Harrison" <david.harrison@icnarc.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: bug in color(black) for twoway bar ?
Date   Thu, 1 Sep 2005 08:41:18 +0100

Out of interest (in case Vince is still reading)...

My initial thought to solve the problem was to try -color(black*1.25)- to increase the intensity (or rather, in Stata 8, -bcolor(black*1.25)-), but this would not take the intensity above 80%. Any reason for this?

David

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Vince Wiggins,
StataCorp
Sent: 31 August 2005 19:21
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: bug in color(black) for twoway bar ?


David Airey <david.airey@vanderbilt.edu> notes that the advice about getting
fully black bars from -graph twoway bar- that he received David Harrison
<david.harrison@icnarc.org> and from Stata Technical Services were both
helpful, but a bit fiddly to make work.

> My apologies for assuming what I could not figure out in over an
> hour must be something wrong with Stata rather than me (!). Your
> advice was easier to implement that that of the Stata's tech help,
> which was rapidly in by inbox and also works, but there was a
> complication.
>
> In your command,
>
> graph twoway bar y x, barwidth(0.5) bstyle(none) color(black) ylabel(0 
> (25)100)
>
> does not give filled black for me. I must instead say
>
> graph twoway bar y x, barwidth(0.5) bstyle(none) bfcolor(black) ylabel 
> (0(25)100)
>
> neither color(black) nor blcolor(black) are paid attention to.

I think the apologies are most definitely ours.

There is an easy way to turn up the intensity of the fill from the default 80%
to 100%; simply add the -fintensity()- option.  That should have been easy,
but it turns out we did NOT document the -fintensity()- option.  In fact, it
is such a closely guarded secret that Stata's own Technical Services did not
know about it.

David's command would become,

   . graph twoway bar y x, barwidth(0.5) fintensity(100) color(black) 
     ylabel(0(25)100)

We will update the help files to reflect this formerly secret option.


-- Vince
   vwiggins@stata.com

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