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Re: st: graph twoway option by() dose not allow variable with a comma in the value labels


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: graph twoway option by() dose not allow variable with a comma in the value labels
Date   Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:40:52 +0100

As I understand it, -update- must be typed by a person.

Nick

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM, Oliver Jones
<ojones@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de> wrote:

> that's the problem! The UNIX Version didn't get updated for quite some
> time...
> Since I don't have the system rights to perform the update myself,
> I'll have to ask the administrators. :-)
>
> Dose anyone know if it is possible to perform the updated automatically?
>
> Thanks a lot.
>
> Oliver
>
> Am 14.04.2011 17:28, schrieb Nick Cox:
>>
>> According to -help whatsnew-, this was fixed last year:
>>
>> -------- update 04nov2010
>> -----------------------------------------------------
>>
>>      3.  graph, by() would exit with an error when any of the variables
>>          specified in option by() had value labels or string values that
>>          contained commas.  This has been fixed.
>>
>> Is your Unix version up-to-date?
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 4:04 PM, Oliver Jones
>> <ojones@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de>  wrote:
>>
>>> I just came across a problem while using the twoway option by().
>>> When the value labels of the variable in by() has a comma the graph
>>> can not be plotted.
>>> This little example reproduces the error:
>>>
>>> ************ Begin example *************
>>> sysuse auto, clear
>>>
>>> * Define a label with a comma in the label value.
>>> label define lbl_foreign 0 "Domestic, i.e. Made in USA" 1 "Foreign"
>>> label values foreign lbl_foreign
>>>
>>> tw (scatter mpg price) (lfit mpg price), by(foreign)
>>> ************ End example *************
>>>
>>> Just as I was preparing this example I found out that this problem seems
>>> to
>>> be
>>> related to the operating system in use.
>>> There is no problem using Windows, but I get an error message when I do
>>> the
>>> same
>>> commands on the UNIX Server...
>>>
>>> Dose anyone has an explanation? Or is this a question for the Stata
>>> Technical Services?

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