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Re: st: tabplot6 style plot for tableplot?


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: tabplot6 style plot for tableplot?
Date   Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:07:01 +0100

Some confusion here.

-tableplot- is a user-written command (SSC).

-tabplot6- is another (SSC). The "6" indicates for Stata 6. -tabplot6-
is now an outdated precursor of -tabplot-.

To replay an old, scratched record: Please spell out where
user-written commands you refer to come from.

The user in both cases is me.

There is not a tabplot6 colour scheme in the standard Stata sense
(since Stata 8). Rather, -tabplot6- uses the old-style graphics that
was in Stata up to Stata 7 (and is still there: otherwise -tabplot6-
would not work for you).

If you like the old-style graphics style more than the new, you have
various options.

1. Clone -tableplot- and rewrite it to support what is modern Statas
is called -graph7-

2. Use standard -graph- options to get the appearance you want. For example,

sysuse auto
tabplot foreign rep78, plotregion(color(black)) bcolor(green)
showval(mlabcolor(white))

has green columns on a black backdrop. It's a graph for Goths.

Incidentally, -tableplot- is not going to be something I will add to.
-tabplot- can do everything -tableplot- can do, and more, and is what
I intend to develop if I get new ideas. Similarly, -tabplot6- is
frozen as was and lacks a great deal that is in -tabplot-.

Nick

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 5:32 AM, Guo Chen <chenx711@umn.edu> wrote:

> Do you have any idea how to get the tabplot6 color scheme for
> -tableplot-? I like the color scheme of tabplot6 but it just does
> simple tab plot between two variables..
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