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st: RE: Re: RE: Installing symbolstyles
In principle this opens up a vast array of
possibilities. In practice, it only works
if the usual characters such as a...z A...Z
and 0...9 occur as desired.
> I'd like to expand a little on Nick's 1st suggestion. You
> can actually get
> at quite a variety of symbols by defining a variable that
> contains the
> symbol you want and using marker labels. It takes some
> experimentation, but
> if you can find a font that has the symbol you want, you can
> usually get it
> into a Stata graph as the marker. For example, I found that
> char(186) is
> the paragraph symbol in my default font, so:
> gen str1 c186=char(186)
> gr tw scatter mpg weight, mlab(c186) mlabpos(0) msym(i)
> The resulting graph uses the paragraph symbol instead of a
> regular marker.
> If you want to access some more esoteric symbol that isn't in
> the default
> font's character set, you can change the font used in the
> graph window by
> using Graph-Preferences.
> >I believe not, as the code for this would require very low
> > level programming and StataCorp have yet to publicise how
> > to extend the graphics in this respect -- and on my guess
> > are unlikely to do that in any foreseeable future.
> > You can
> > 1 use printable characters within marker label variables
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