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RE: st: RE: graph star

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: RE: graph star
Date   Thu, 17 Nov 2005 11:59:50 -0000

The underlying problem, I guess, is 
several observations for several variables
and wanting to see similarities, differences, 

A more positive suggestion is to consider
parallel coordinate plots. A Stata 8 
implementation is -parplot- from SSC. 
This produces a _very_ different kind of graph, 
but it is aimed at the same general problem. 

>>> Nick Cox

gr7, star 


version 8 and 9 graphics 

are completely separate, distinct, unrelated
and incompatible, and no one ever said otherwise. 

The only way you will get similar graphics in Stata 
8 or 9 is if someone writes it from scratch. It could be
done, but it would be a moderate project for a 
competent Stata programmer. 

Simon Krug
> i've got a question about the stata7 star graph command. I'm using 
> Stata9 right now. Typing: graph star [varlist]  plots the 
> graph but the Stata9 options don't work.
> Is there in a posibility to get the Stata9 (especialy legend) options 
> working? Or exsits an alternativ graph command which creats 
> graphs like the star graph?

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