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vwiggins@stata.com (Vince Wiggins, StataCorp) |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Graph matrix title apostrophe problem |

Date |
Thu, 06 Sep 2007 11:18:23 -0500 |

Brendan Halpin <brendan.halpin@ul.ie> reports, > With Stata 9's graph matrix command, the title option has problems > with apostrophes: > > . graph matrix Xo Xv100, title("test's") > quotes unbalanced > r(198); > > it doesn't seem to happen with other formats: > > . scatter Xo Xv100, title("test's") Brendan's right, -graph matrix- has problems with titles (and subtitles, notes, and captions) that have contain apostrophes -- "'". At first glance, this problem appears to be limited to -graph matrix-, though we will look further. We will fix this in the next ado update. Regarding, Sergiy Radyakin's <serjradyakin@gmail.com> creative work-around (Sergiy must be doing an awful lot of playing with the underpinnings of graphics, reading my talks about those underpinnings, or both), I have two comments. Sergiy suggested, . sysuse auto . graph matrix l w, title("whatever") . .Graph.title.text[1]="test's" . .Graph.drawgraph First, change . .Graph.title.text[1]="test's" to . _gm_edit .Graph.title.text[1]="test's" Prefixing with -_gm_edit- registers the edit with the graph so that it will be shown if the graph is saved and used. Without the -_gm_edit- the title will not appear if the graph is saved and later -graph use-ed. Don't look for documentation on this trick, we have not formalized access to this layer of the graphics system. Second, change . .Graph.drawgraph to . graph display This just replaces the low-level invocation of the drawing member function of the graph class with it's nearly equivalent, but documented and easier to use, command -- -graph display-. -- Vince vwiggins@stata.com * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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