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Re: st: pattern fill with twoway rbar


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: pattern fill with twoway rbar
Date   Fri, 11 Jun 2010 13:34:43 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Fri, 11/6/10, Miranda Kim wrote:
> I am using twoway rbar to produce a plot, and I have been
> changing the color of the boxes using the option fcolor, but
> I wondered if there is a way of filling them with patterns
> such as hashing?

Yes, but it is not easy:

ssc d twoway_parea

So you need to rework your graph as an area graph (bars are 
just a special case of areas) and use -twoway _parea- instead. 

There is quite a bit of literature on what makes a good graph
and usually such pattern fills are considered as distracting
from the main message of the graph, and are thus frowned upon.
I guess that this is why it hasn't been implemented in 
official Stata.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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