# Re: st: Stata graph how to?

 From "Carolina Dolores Da Silva" <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: Stata graph how to? Date Wed, 2 Apr 2008 11:35:20 -0400

```Hello All,

and thank you for your responses. I am still a bit confused. Sergiy,
you write that it is possible to do pattern fills, but Friedrich says
it is not possible. The book I have (Mitchell, A Visual Guide to Stata
Graphics) describes only line patterns (chapter 10.6), like solid or
dashed, but not the fill patterns. Could you please show me an
example?

Chao, Carolina

On 4/1/08, Sergiy Radyakin <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> The 1st is the short answer from the book: Stata does not do fill patterns.
> The 1st long answer expains you why this is not desirable. Look back
> in the archives of statalist and you will find references to Tufte's
> book, etc.
>
> The 2nd answer explains how to do the patterns in Stata. This could
> have been a short answer, if patterns were not [deliberately?]
> disabled. Reinstating them is not easy, but POSSIBLE if needed. In
> fact 10 patterns are available, and they include several diagonal,
> squared and dotted patterns. I will check if I find my old programs
> that do pattern fills in Stata.
>
> Best regards,
>
> On 4/1/08, Carolina Dolores Da Silva <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a very simple question, but I can't find the answer anywhere,
> > so I decided to ask here. I need to produce a number of area charts in
> > black/white with no other colors. How do I change patterns on the
> > graph to be separate for different series? In Excel I can do this (my
> > version of Excel is older, but it is all very similar):
> > http://officeblogs.net/excel/6_11-16-07.png
> >
> > How do I do this in Stata?
> >
> > Thank you,
> >   Carolina
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