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RE: st: Creating new graph properties dynamically

From   "Maarten Buis" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Creating new graph properties dynamically
Date   Fri, 10 Aug 2007 14:24:32 +0200

--- Nick Cox wrote:
> Thanks to Maarten for the plug, but Sergei would look in
> vain through my graphics programs for examples
> of class programming [technical sense]. I say
> "class" as this is one key word; it might be better
> to say "object". 
> Back-tracking: Sergei thinks he has a graphics problem
> for which application of class programming is
> the answer. I can't be clear whether that is true,
> as I don't understand his question, nor do I have
> a sense of the underlying problem.
> Either way, I don't think there is any more written
> on the subject than he has found. StataCorp expressed
> an intention to write this up for user-programmers
> when Stata 8 was introduced, but then they changed
> their minds.

If you really really really need class programming (and 
as you can see from the impressive list of user written 
twoway commands by Nick, it is very likely that you do 
not), than can come to the UK Stata Users Group meeting 
on 10 and 11 September, and ask your question directly 
to Vince. 

But seriously, if it can't wait, or London is too far 
away for you, than you should give more information 
about what you want to do, and maybe someone on the 
list can help you.

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
Boelelaan 1081 
1081 HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

visiting address:
Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434 

+31 20 5986715

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