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Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: plot 3 normal distribution on one graph |

Date |
Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:52:23 +1100 |

The -#delimit- command can only be run from a do-file or ado-file. See -help delimit- So I would recommend trying the code from the do-file editor. It works for me. Phil On 06/11/2012, at 5:24 PM, yannan shen <yannan2010@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear statalist, > I need to plot three normal distributions on one graph, I want them to > be over each other, not side by side. > The three distributions are: > y1~norm(1, 2) > y2~norm (3, 4) > y3 is a weighted average of y1 and y2, let's say y3=.5*y1+.5*y2 > > I found the following code from previous statalist discussion that > looks very helpful: > > /* Plot two normal distributions */ > #delimit ; > graph twoway (function y=normalden(x,1,2), range(-10 20) lw(medthick)) > (function y=normalden(x,5,3), range(-10 20) lw(medthick)), > title("Normal-Distribution comparison") > xtitle("Normal", size(medlarge)) ytitle("") > xlabel(-10(2)20) > xscale(lw(medthick)) yscale(lw(medthick)) > legend(off) > graphregion(fcolor(white)); > #delimit cr > /* Stata code ends */ > > However, I copied and pasted the exact code into stata command window > and the first line returns an error message "Unknown #command" > > Why??? I googled the error message but was not able to find a > solution. I cleared the program history, closed and reopned stata, and > tried on different computers, but was unable to find spot the problem. > Can someone please help me? I am using stata IC 12.0 > > Thank you very much! > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/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/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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