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Re: st: RE: Graphical questions(box, histogram, pnorm)

From   Beatrice Crozza <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Graphical questions(box, histogram, pnorm)
Date   Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:56:03 +0200

Dear Nick,

thank you very much for your help, however I am still encountering troubles.

1) I checked my ados and executable and they are already up to date.
Is there something else that can I do?

2) I wrote:
histogram return, normal addplot(student(129))
but it doesn't work.

3) For the scatter plot, what should I put on the axis? The p.d.f. of
the Students't?

Thank you very much for any help.

2009/8/26 Nick Cox <>:
> 1) This sounds bad. Your Stata installation may be messed up: e.g.
> executable and ados not updated synchronously. Sort that out before
> addressing 2) and 3).
> 2) Superimpose a call to -twoway function- using the -addplot()- option.
> 3) Sounds like a skewed t distribution. Any analogue of -pnorm- is
> programmable. In fact it can be done without heavy programming, as it is
> just a scatter plot.
> Nick
> Beatrice Crozza
> I am not able to solve some graphical problems:
> 1) I would like to do to a box graph.
> If I use the following command:
> graph7 return, box
> everything is fine, however I cannot modify this graph.
> When I use the new command:
> graph box return
> I receive this error message: variable _variables not found
> r(111);.What I am doing wrong?
> 2) I did the histogram of my data and I added a normal distribution:
> histogram return, normal
> Now, I would like to add to my histogram also a Student's t
> distribution. Is there a way to do this?
> 3)  I did the standardized normal probability plot:
> pnorm return
> Is there a way to do the same for a sweked t distribution. I saw it in
> a paper, but I don't know how to replicate it.
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