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st: RE: -lowess- does not respect the cols() or rows() suboption when used with by()


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: -lowess- does not respect the cols() or rows() suboption when used with by()
Date   Fri, 23 Jun 2006 15:38:34 +0100

This does look like a bug. -local byopts- is defined
but apparently never used within the code, so 
I suspect that your option disappears into nothingness. 

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

Eva Poen
 
> both in Stata 9.2 and 8.2, the -lowess- command does not respect the
> rows() or cols() suboption to by():
> 
> -lowess price mpg, by(foreign, cols(1))-
> 
> produces two columns instead of one, whereas
> 
> -scatter price mpg, by(foreign, cols(1))-
> 
> behaves as expected. Am I overlooking something very obvious here? The
> help file for -lowess- states that twoway options may be applied,
> including by() suboptions.

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