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Re: st: RE: twoway scatter returns "unmatched quote"


From   Rike <silvery.enigma@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: twoway scatter returns "unmatched quote"
Date   Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:54:02 -0400

Hi,

I think the problem lies in the label. The variable "status"" takes 0
for rural and 1 for urban, but I'm not able to assign a label to 0
(and "urban" is already assigned to 1). I ran

la def status 0 "rural"

it doesn't add a label for 0 which is odd...


On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 7:21 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> No quotes are included in what you report here as typed.
>
> So, check out in turn
>
> 1. Any unmatched quotes in the variable label of -status-.
>
> 2. Any unmatched quotes in the value labels of -status- (if any).
>
> 3. Any unmatched quotes in the values of -status- (if it is a string
> variable).
>
> 4. Repeat 1 for your other variables.
>
> My guess is #1.
>
> Then remove the unmatched quote _or_ insert a matching quote and reissue
> the -graph- command.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Rike
>
> I tried it without the space (I mistakenly put it back there when I
> copied the code for the list) but I get the same error. Any other
> ideas?
>
> Kieran McCaul
>
>> You have a space in the -by- option.
>> -by (status)- should be -by(status)-
>
> Rike
>
>> I'm running the following code:
>>
>> twoway scatter ratio month, by(status) c(l) xlabel(1(1)12)
>>
>> twoway scatter ratio1 ratio2 ratio3 ratio4 month, by (status)
>> connect(l l l l) xlabel(1(1)12)
>>
>> where status is a dummy. Stata returns an r(198) error, and it
>> happened when I added the by-option. I would also like to use
>> by(status, total) later on. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
>
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