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Re: st: spmap


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: spmap
Date   Sat, 22 Sep 2012 12:10:16 +0100

If I understand this correctly, Maurizio's code

generate x = runiform()>0.5

was just a way of getting a categorical variable for an example. You
should use, or if required -generate-, your own categorical variable.

Nick

On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Lynn Lee <lynn09v@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear  Prof. Pisati,
>
> The -spmap- I used is the program written by you.
> I appreciate for your reply. I still have one more question. It looks like
> command "generate x = runiform()>0.5" assigns 0 or 1 randomly to each
> region. I tried the command you suggested, but there are other regions(not
> the region I want to color) also have the values fall into the range of
> "<0.5". How to exclude them? If I want to choose the region I want(not
> randomly) and to color them, how to do that?
>
> I appreciate for your help.
>
> Best Regards,
> Lynn Lee
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Maurizio Pisati
> Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 3:17 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: spmap
>
> Dear Lynn,
> the following example, using datasets distributed with -spmap-, might be of
> help for drawing the map you're looking for:
>
> . use "Italy-RegionsData.dta", clear
> . generate x = runiform()>0.5
>
> . spmap x using "Italy-RegionsCoordinates.dta", id(id)   ///
>   clmethod(unique) fcolor(white green)                   ///
>   label(label(region) xcoord(xcoord) ycoord(ycoord)      ///
>   size(*.6) pos(0) angle(50))
>
>
> Best wishes,
> Maurizio
>
>
>
> Il giorno 22/set/2012, alle ore 08.42, Lynn Lee ha scritto:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I am now using -spmap- drawing map.  When I write the following commad:
>> spmap x using " map.dta", ///
>>  id(id) label(label(ename)  ///
>>  xcoord(x_coord) ycoord(y_coord) size(*.6) ///
>>  pos(0) angle(50))
>>
>> The Stata11 generates the map and automatically color every region on
>> the map.
>> So, I use "fcolor(white)" to set base map color to be white. But I
>> only want to color several regions(not every region) on the map to be
>> green. Which command is useful?
>>
>> Any suggestion is appreciated.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Lynn Lee
>>
>>
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