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Re: st: Life Tables for Survival Analysis


From   "Donna Joseph" <donjoseph@hotmail.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Life Tables for Survival Analysis
Date   Mon, 13 Mar 2006 16:28:17 +0000

Thank you Svend I will have a look at the lean scheme as suggested

Don

From: "Svend Juul" <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>
Reply-To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject: Re: st: Life Tables for Survival Analysis
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 14:37:34 +0100

Don wrote:

I am using Stata 9 to try to draw a Life Table graph for a variable with
6 categories. The 6 slopes on the graph are shown by different, smooth,
coloured lines which is great but I am not printing in colour.

I have tried the symbol command so that each line will be identified by
a different symbol (i.e. dash, dot, long dash and dot etc). However only
the first symbol is recognised when I run the graph so I either have all
lines with a dash, or all lines with a dot for all six categories.

# delimit ;
ltable durate work, graph notable survival noconf by(minus2) over
yscale(range(0.4 1.0))
msymbol(i) yline(0.5, lpattern(dot))ylab (,nogrid);
-------------------------------------------------------------------

I tried this:

   sysuse cancer.dta
   ltable studytime died , ///
     graph notable by(drug) overlay msymbol(i i i) lpattern(l dash dot)

- and I got the same problem as Don: Same line pattern for all curves.

StataCorp: Is this intended behavior? Since it does vary line colors, it
should also be able to vary line patterns.

Don: If you prefer black-and-white graphs I suggest trying the lean
schemes:
   findit lean scheme

Svend
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