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st: Filling polygons in spmap with patterns instead of colors


From   Alex Olssen <Alex.Olssen@motu.org.nz>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Filling polygons in spmap with patterns instead of colors
Date   Thu, 17 Dec 2009 08:44:43 +1300

Hi everyone,

I am drawing a lot of maps using spmap in Stata 10.  I intend to print some of the maps in black and white.  Does anyone know what kind of polygon fill will show up the best?  Is there a way to fill the polygons with patterns such as stripes, dots, crosshatch?  I would need up to 8 different polygon fills.

In spmap help I notice you can use -linepatternstyle- for the background map, but for -fcolor- only colorlist is there.  Would -linepatternstyle- be able to do what I want in anycase?

Thanks,

Alex

Alex Olssen
Intern
Motu Economic & Public Policy Research
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