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Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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

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

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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:19:11 +0000 |

I don't think anyone would have thought you rude here. Me, possibly.... Here is an oblique answer. sysuse auto graph box turn trunk, text(55 50 "an interesting graph") ysc(r(. 60)) Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Lars Folkestad 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. 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. Den 10/11/11 10.31 skrev "Lars Folkestad" <lfolkestad@health.sdu.dk>: >>>Sorry, thought it was a graphics question and did thus not mention the >>>statistics 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? On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Lars Folkestad >>>>> 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)) * * 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**:**st: findit -collin-***From:*Lars Folkestad <lfolkestad@health.sdu.dk>

**Re: st: * mark indicating between group significans in box plots***From:*Lars Folkestad <lfolkestad@health.sdu.dk>

**References**:**Re: st: * mark indicating between group significans in box plots***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: * mark indicating between group significans in box plots***From:*Lars Folkestad <lfolkestad@health.sdu.dk>

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