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Re: st: line patterns within Kaplan Meier

From   "Svend Juul" <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>
To   <>
Subject   Re: st: line patterns within Kaplan Meier
Date   Sun, 7 Oct 2007 09:48:49 +0200

Michael McCullloch wrote:
With the data I am using, variables A and B have 
values of 0/1. The following KM graph:
sts graph if stage==5, by(A B) lpattern(-) xtitle("Survival time in months") l2title("Percent surviving") xmtick(0(10)150)
shows a plot in which the lines for the four different 
A/B combinations show in green, brown, blue dash 
and black, but without any command from me.
Is it possible to specify that each A/B combination 
have a specific line pattern and color?
If you want lines to differ in pattern rather than color,
you might benefit from the unofficial -lean- schemes which
give plain black-and-white graphs:
   findit lean scheme
Otherwise you can:
   sysuse cancer
   stset studytime, failure(died==1)
   sts graph, by(drug) ///
      plot1opts(lpattern(l) lcolor(black)) ///
      plot2opts(lpattern(-) lcolor(black)) ///
      plot3opts(lpattern(dot) lcolor(black))
Hope this helps
Svend Juul
Institut for Folkesundhed, Afdeling for Epidemiologi
(Institute of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology)
Vennelyst Boulevard 6 
DK-8000 Aarhus C,  Denmark 
Phone, work:  +45 8942 6090 
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