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From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: dot-dash-plot
Date   Mon, 19 Feb 2007 16:14:24 -0600

FWIW,

Tufte's dot-dash-plot ("The Visual Display of Quantitative Information" page
133) could be created as:

sysuse auto,clear

gen wherex = 11
gen wherey = 3000
gen pipe = "|"

twoway scatter mpg price , msize(small) || /// 
	scatter wherex price, ms(none) mlab(pipe) mlabcolor(black) /// 
	mlabpos(0) || ///
	scatter mpg wherey , ms(none) mlab(pipe) mlabang(vertical) /// 
	mlabcolor(black) mlabpos(0) || , ///
	legend(off) yscale(noline) ylabel(none) xscale(noline) ///
	 xlabel(none) xtitle(Price)

Where the idea of -gen pipe = "|".... - is taken from Nick Cox's "Speaking
Stata:  Graphing distributions" Stata Journal 4(1)

Scott



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