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Lars Folkestad <lfolkestad@health.sdu.dk> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
Re: st: * mark indicating between group significans in box plots |

Date |
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:05:01 +0100 |

It seems that some of my text has disappeared here. Im using a: Wilcoxon signed ranks test - as my data is paired and not normally distributed. I did not mean to be rude. I respect your decision not to answer, but seeing that this the starring is a much used and Often asked for by reviewers in my field I hope someone who knows the answer to how to star mark A boxplot will answer. lars Den 10/11/11 12.50 skrev "Nick Cox" <njcoxstata@gmail.com>: >I will show my hand, as it were. > >I've often seen people test a difference between means and show a box >plot as the graphical equivalent. I'd argue that a plot of means with >confidence intervals would be directly related, although even then >there are pitfalls. > >Of course, that may not be what you are doing. If your test were say >a Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon test, a box plot makes more sense. > >Even so, a -dotplot- or -stripplot- (SSC) shows much detail than a box >plot for two groups. A -qqplot- is even better. > >I personally dislike starring as a primitive practice and draw the >line at explaining how to do it but there are plenty of people to >think otherwise. > >Nick > >On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 9:40 AM, Lars Folkestad ><lfolkestad@health.sdu.dk> wrote: >> Graphics not graphic. >> l >> >> Den 10/11/11 10.31 skrev "Lars Folkestad" <lfolkestad@health.sdu.dk>: >> >>>Sorry, thought it was a graphic question and did thus not mention the >>>statistics >>> >>>lars >>> >>>Den 10/11/11 10.05 skrev "Nick Cox" <njcoxstata@gmail.com>: >>> >>>>Various thoughts, but I'll mention only one: What's the underlying >>>>test? >>>> >>>>Nick >>>> >>>>On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Lars Folkestad >>>><lfolkestad@health.sdu.dk> wrote: >>>>> >>>>> Im trying to indicate between group significant in a box plot using >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> . graph box y1 y2 >>>>> >>>>> Now i want to indicate that the between y1 and y2 there is a between >>>>>group >>>>> significants using the standard * for p<0.05 and ** for p<0.001 >>>>> I can do it in the editor, but if there is a code i could put in my >>>>>do >>>>> file, that would be the easiest. >>>>> >>>>> Iv been fiddling with the yvar option in something like this: >>>>> >>>>> . graph box y1 y2, box(1, lcolor(navy) yvar(re("*")) box(2, >>>>>fcolor(green) >>>>> lcolor(green)) >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> But that does not help. >>>* > >* >* For searches and help try: >* http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >* http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >* http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: * mark indicating between group significans in box plots***From:*Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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