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Re: st: RE: RE: sts graph: specifying line pattern options


From   Michael McCulloch <mm@pinestreetfoundation.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: sts graph: specifying line pattern options
Date   Mon, 24 May 2010 17:01:02 -0700

Thanks Martin! I expanded your example to include color options, in case others find it useful. And by the way, I discovered that if I amended my old code by placing the command "version 9" directlin in front of -sts graph-, it works just fine.

***********
webuse drug2b, clear
replace drug=2 in 36/48
replace studytime=studytime*2 if drug==2
sts graph, by(drug) ///
	plot1opts(lpattern(dot) lcolor(red)) ///
	plot2opts(lpattern(solid) lcolor(blue)) ///
	plot3opts(lpattern(dash) lcolor(orange))
***********

Thanks for your help,
Michael


On May 24, 2010, at 2:25 AM, Martin Weiss wrote:


<>

" However this does not appear to help. It looks like -sts graph- takes the first line pattern specified, applies it to each of the lines, and ignores
the last two.  "


From the dialog box, it is clear you have to issue separate option calls for
each line you want to draw:

***********
webuse drug2b, clear
sts graph, by(drug) plot1opts(lpattern(dash)) ///
plot2opts(lpattern(longdash_dot))
***********


HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Philip Ryan
Sent: Montag, 24. Mai 2010 08:58
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: sts graph: specifying line pattern options

Michael

When you specify the "formula" I think you need to enclose the symbol(s) for
_each_ line in double quotes. So

sts graph, by(drug) plotopts(lpattern("." "-" "-.-.") lcolor(black blue
red))

However this does not appear to help. It looks like -sts graph- takes the first line pattern specified, applies it to each of the lines, and ignores the last two. Similarly lcolor() only obeys the first colour specified. It's a bit more obvious if your first colour is other than black. Try:

sts graph, by(drug) plotopts(lpattern("." "-" "-.-.") lcolor(red blue
green))

I don't have this problem with -graph twoway line yvar1 yvar2 yvar3 xvar,
lpattern(...) lcolor(...)-

I'm using Stata/SE 64 bit on W/Vista with all latest updates. If someone else can reproduce this problem then StataCorp would need to have a look at
the code for -sts graph-.

Phil



Philip Ryan
Professor and Director
Data Management & Analysis Centre
University of Adelaide
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael McCulloch
Sent: Monday, 24 May 2010 2:16 PM
To: Statalist Statalist
Subject: st: sts graph: specifying line pattern options

Greetings,
In v9 of Stata, I used to specify line pattern options in -sts graph-.
In the example that follows, one group would be plotted in a solid
line, one in dash, and one in long dash. All in black:

*** begin example
clear
sysuse cancer.dta
stset studytime, failure(died)
version 9: sts graph, by(drug) lpattern(l - _) lcolor(black blue red)
*** end example

In v11, -lpattern()- needs to be contained within option -plotopts-,
but in this example below, all  three groups have the same line
pattern and color:
. sts graph, by(drug) plotopts(lpattern(l - _) lcolor(black blue red))

I tried "formula", but this makes all three groups
sts graph, by(drug) plotopts(lpattern("l - _") lcolor(black blue red))

Any help would be appreciated,

Michael McCulloch, LAc MPH PhD
Pine Street Foundation
124 Pine Street
San Anselmo, CA 94960-2674
tel:	415-407-1357
fax: 	206-338-2391

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Best wishes,

Michael McCulloch, LAc MPH PhD
Pine Street Foundation
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