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# Re: Ang: Re: st: Legend with rows and columns in a line graph

 From Nick Winter To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: Ang: Re: st: Legend with rows and columns in a line graph Date Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:12:05 -0500

By default, Stata counts the positions from left to right, top to bottom (like reading in English). So position two, in a three-column array, is the top-middle, position three is the top-right. Then the markers fill in from there.
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the -colfirst- option tells state to count down then across, so you could use
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... legend( hole(4 6 7) cols(3) colfirst)

Note that this reordered the series.

- Nick

On 2/4/2013 11:18 AM, Tomas Lind wrote:
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```Yeas, it works!

How can I understand the logic behind hole(2 3)?
To me it looks like there is a hole in position 2 and 3 on row 1
and the same in row 3?

/Tomas

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This does it for me:

... , legend(cols(3) hole(2 3))

- Nick Winter

On 2/4/2013 10:12 AM, Tomas Lind wrote:
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```Hi all,

Legend in a twoway line graph

I´m making a line graph with 5 lines (5 variables).
I would like the legend to show the items with 3 rows
and 3 columns, see illustration below.
I´m trying desperately with -" " and holes(2) etcetera
but I can´t make it.

The --- is my illustration for the lines that Stata produces

--- Mean A
--- Mean B   --- B CI lower  --- B CI upper
--- Mean C

I´m running Stata SE 11.1 on Windows

/Tomas

Tomas Lind
Stockholm Sweden
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