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RE: st: RE: fill bars

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: RE: fill bars
Date   Fri, 4 Apr 2003 16:16:28 +0100

Edwin Leuven replied to me 

> > Stata bears to heart
> > the warnings of Edward Tufte in his magnificent
> > trilogy against the graphical horrors of
> > such patterns, many of which provoke vibratory
> > illusions. So plain colours only!
> maybe i should decide?
> i can't say that i am amused by statacorp changing and 
> reducing my opportunity 
> set as far as stata 8 is concerned

Let's be clear on a few things: 

I assume we are talking about point and 
line patterns within bars. 

My comment was, naturally, an non-official 
interpretation. Stata Corp may or may not 
add to it (or subtract from it). 

I don't think Stata has ever offered these patterns 
as graphical possibilities, so Stata 8 takes 
nothing away, so far as I can see. 

It seems to me that all statistical graphics 
software make choices for you on what primitives are offered. 
For example, Stata does not offer pictograms, 
such as little figures of people, which can be 

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