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Michael McCulloch <mm@pinest.org> |

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Re: st: RE: confused with syntax graphing points |

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Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:02:14 -0800 |

Nick writes "When a graph command gets complicated, I tend to copy it to the do-file editor and space it out so that I can see the structure. If it looks worth keeping, keep it as a do-file." I've often created circumstances where a project do-file gets very long and unwieldy. Are there any books/articles that provide architectural guidance on how to build multi-part Stata projects (i.e. data import, prep, analysis and graphing) so that it's more manageable? Michael On Nov 11, 2009, at 10:49 AM, Ben Web Man wrote: > together if statements and that wasn't working. I didn't realize what > I needed to do was string together scatter statements. Working > perfectly now! > > On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> > wrote: >> You don't say why you feel confused or uncertain. >> >> Your existing syntax is along the right lines. You can just >> elaborate it with more -scatter- calls, each specifying the subset >> you want using -if- and how you want it shown. >> >> The syntax gets more detailed but not different in principle. >> >> When a graph command gets complicated, I tend to copy it to the do- >> file editor and space it out so that I can see the structure. If it >> looks worth keeping, keep it as a do-file. >> >> Nick >> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk >> >> Webicky >> >> I am looking to add several classification points to a scatter graph. >> The idea is to keep ONE graph. >> >> scatter testscore age if test_group==2, msymbol(Oh) || scatter >> testscore age if test_group==1, msymbol(Th) is my first step. This >> works fine. >> >> The question I have struggled with is how to change only some points >> that are displayed in the scatter graph but keep the entire graph. >> >> I want to use variable expgroup(1=yes 0==no) to change markers where >> expgroup== 1 & test_group==2 to msymbol(O) and where expgroup== 1 & >> test_group==1 to msymbol(T), but keep them in the same graph. So - >> I'd >> have the same graph above except some points would be hollow others >> filled. >> >> I'd like to add one more step of complexity and change the size of >> the >> markers based on more variable - again keeping it in the same >> scatter. >> for example variable entrypoint(1=ontime, 0=late). test_group==2 & >> entrypoint ==1 / test_group==1 & entrypoint ==1. >> >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ Michael McCulloch Pine Street Foundation 124 Pine Street San Anselmo, CA 94960-2674 tel: 415-407-1357 fax: 206-338-2391 mm@pinestreetfoundation.org * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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