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RE: st: Schemes and graph combination rethink?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Schemes and graph combination rethink?
Date   Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:21:24 +0100

My understanding is similar to Svend's. 

Otherwise put, you want -plot combine- as well as 
-graph combine-. I suspect that would be a lot of 
work to write and is really needed by only a few
people, and so it is not likely to be high on the agenda. 

Another kind of solution is to fix the problem upstream. 

I've found that a -twoway- with 

plotregion(style(none)) yscale(off) xscale(off)

clears the decks, after which you can put what 
you like where you like with a series of individual
calls. That's how I wrote programs to do triangular
and circular plots, neither of which is, on the face 
of it, a -twoway- plot at all.

I quite like marginal box plots, but I like marginal 
rugs (ticks at every data value) even more. Putting 
minor ticks at every data value after calls to -levelsof-
is one way to do that. 

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

Svend Juul
 
> Adrian wrote:
>  
>     gr_example2 combine5
> is an example in the -graph combine- help file
> note that -gr_example2- is the command and combine5 is the option
>  
> The rotation of the labels actually changes the size of the histogram
> plot region and hence the graphs do not slot together exactly (as it
> did before)
> --------------------------------------------------------
>  
> Now I see - partially, at least (the well hidden command names inside
> the help file still puzzle me).
>  
> Your main point, I think, is that you can only control the plot area
> size and location indirectly. It is the graph area minus what happens
> to be outside the plot area, and that can give troubles or
> inconveniencies; combined graphs is one of the cases.
>  
> I agree, but I believe that there is not much hope for a change.

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