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Re: st: RE: How to display Greek letters in Stata?

From   Mark Schaffer <[email protected]>
To   [email protected], Nick Cox <[email protected]>
Subject   Re: st: RE: How to display Greek letters in Stata?
Date   Fri, 29 Oct 2004 09:38:49 +0100 (BST)

There was a thread on this a few months ago that Kit Baum, I and others 
contributed to.  Here's one message:

You should be able to trace the rest from there.


Quoting Nick Cox <[email protected]>:

> Stata as such as no support for Greek letters, 
> unless they happen to be the same as Roman ones, 
> which is true of several upper case letters. 
> But you may find some appropriate font for your 
> operating system. There seem to be subtle differences 
> between fonts popular for showing ancient Greek, 
> modern Greek and "mathematical" Greek. 
> In a paper I would put any Greek, and indeed any 
> non-elementary mathematics generally, in text or the 
> Figure caption, but that is not a solution to your question, just
> a way of avoiding the issue. 
> There are no doubt other ways round this. People 
> who know PostScript may be able to comment on whether
> this can be solved by saving your graph as .eps and 
> hacking at the PostScript. 
> Nick 
> [email protected] 
> David Han
> > I want to draw a graph of hazard rate. How to display the Greek
> > letters, say gamma, in the titlte of the graph? Thank you so
> much!
> > 
> > twoway  (function y = (0.5*x^(0.5-1))/(1+0.5*x^0.5), range(0 5)
> > yvarlab("a=.5") )  ///
> >              title("Singh-Maddala Hazard: zeta=0.5, gamma
> varying")	
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