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st: RE: graphing question - how to smooth lines connecting observations

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: graphing question - how to smooth lines connecting observations
Date   Tue, 13 Apr 2010 23:30:24 +0200


Not all Statalisters may want to speculate on what other applications do,
and your misspelling their name may further discourage answers. So the way
forward for you is to spell out clearly, preferably using a dataset shipped
with Stata, what you want your graph to look like/which features you dislike
and want to change. Take as an example this one:

sysuse auto, clear
gen byte number=_n
tw (connected displacement number, sort)


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Zamira S
Sent: Dienstag, 13. April 2010 23:11
Subject: st: graphing question - how to smooth lines connecting observations

I am trying to generate a graph with smooth-looking lines connecting the
observations. In excell it is an option but I am trying to avoid going back
and force between excell and stata. Any suggestions would be greatly
appreciated. Here is what I have:
twoway (connected growth timeline, lcolor(black) lpattern(solid)
lwidth(medthin) msymbol(circle) mcolor(black)), ytitle(GDP per capita
growth) yline(0 2, lwidth(vvvthin) lcolor("192 192 192")) xtitle(Time)
xlabel(-3(1)9) xline(-0.1 1.1 5.1, lcolor("87 87 87") lpattern(dash))
title(GDP Per Capita Growth (%)) subtitle(Constant US$) saving(growth,
Thank you
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