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# RE: st: Mata & Graphs

 From "Ben Jann" To Subject RE: st: Mata & Graphs Date Tue, 25 Jul 2006 23:44:04 +0200

```Raphael wrote:
> I have the following matrix X, in Mata and would like to
> draw a twoway line graph using each column as a variable.
> How is this done?
>
>              1             2
>   +-----------------------------+
> 1 |  .8913041862             1  |
> 2 |  .8708690808             2  |
> 3 |  .8413558121             3  |
>   +-----------------------------+

Here is my solution:

mata:
void plot(
real colvector y,
real colvector x,
| string scalar opts)
{
real scalar n, N, Y, X

n = rows(y)
if (rows(x)!=n) _error(3200)
N = st_nobs()
if (N<n) st_addobs(n-N)
st_store((1,n), Y=st_addvar("double", st_tempname()), y)
st_store((1,n), X=st_addvar("double", st_tempname()), x)
stata("twoway scatter " + st_varname(Y) + " " +
st_varname(X) + ", " + opts)
if (N<n) st_dropobsin((N+1,n))
st_dropvar((Y,X))
}
end

mata: y = .8913041862 \ .8708690808 \ .8413558121
mata: x = 1 \ 2 \ 3
mata: plot(y, x)
mata: plot(y, x, "c(l)")

ben

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