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Re: st: hbox line


From   drreg@earthlink.net
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, vwiggins@stat.com
Subject   Re: st: hbox line
Date   Wed, 24 Feb 2010 13:09:54 -0500 (EST)

Many thanks to all of you who assisted me with this problem.

reg

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Vince Wiggins, StataCorp" <vwiggins@stata.com>
>Sent: Feb 24, 2010 12:45 PM
>To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>Subject: Re: st: hbox line
>
>Jordan <drreg@earthlink.net> is having trouble using the option -yline()- with
>-graph hbox-,
>
>> I know how to insert a line into a box plot: graph b ox var
>> yline(value). According to Hamilton (Statistics with Stat v9), you
>> could do the same using hbox. Apparently one cannot use this command
>> with Stata11. 
>
>Michael Mitchell <Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com> has correctly identified
>this as a bug that occurs in Stata 11, but not in Stata 10, 
>
>> I ran -graph hbox bp, yline(10)- and the line was placed
>> horizontally on the graph in Stata version 11. When I ran the
>> command -graph hbox bp, yline(130)- in Stata 10, the line was placed
>> vertically. Methinks there is some misbehavior with -graph hbox- and
>> -yline()- in Stata version 11.
>
>In replying to Friedrich Huebler's <fhuebler@gmail.com> post about zero lines
>for dot charts. 
>
>Michael found the same misbehavior of the -yline()- option when using 
>-graph dot-.  Indeed, -yline()- is not working properly on -graph hbox-,
>-graph hbar-, and -graph dot-.
>
>This will be fixed in the next update.
>
>Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> suggested using the Graph Editor to add
>such lines, and that is indeed the best workaround until the next Stata
>update.
>
>-- Vince 
>   vwiggins@stata.com
>
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