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re: Re: AW: st: Graph edits


From   Christopher Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   re: Re: AW: st: Graph edits
Date   Tue, 23 Mar 2010 17:23:35 -0400

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Sripal said

use metan_example_data.dta  (from ssc d metan)
metan cdeath tdeath cnodeath tnodeath, label(namevar=id) fixed or xlabel(0.1, 1.0, 10) counts

I am trying to do the following to the resulting forest plot:

1.  Remove the light blue (or some color--sorry) border sorrounding the graph
2.  Increase the font size
3.  Change the grey box surrounding point estimate to black.
4.  Is there a way to have transparent background.



I don't see why you would want to do (3) as it will obliterate the symbol within the box with a large black blotch. But for the
other three, you don't even need to edit the graph with Graph Editor:


metan cdeath tdeath cnodeath tnodeath, label(namevar=id) fixed or xlabel(0.1, 1.0, 10) counts scheme(s2mono) graphregion(fcolor(white)) scale(1.4) 

will handle (1), (2) and (4). You can experiment with font size using the scale() option.

This was done with Stata 11 on a Mac, but I don't think there's anything Stata11-specific about it. -metan- accepts a number of graph twoway options.

On a Mac, why would you even want WMF?  It is much handler to create PDF directly (only available on Mac OS X) and for higher quality, you can use
EPS. Both are better-quality and more transportable formats than WMF.


Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
An Introduction to Stata Programming   |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata   |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html


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