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RE: st: Spaghetti plot citation

From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   RE: st: Spaghetti plot citation
Date   Thu, 2 Sep 2010 11:38:06 -0700

I recall that Rabe-Hesketh and Everitt gave examples of this in their book "A Handbook of Statistical Analyses using Stata" in the Chapman and Hall series (1998).  It's been updated   (page 114)
I couldn't reproduce the graphs so I asked and got the following:
sort subj visit
graph dep visit if group==0,c(L)

She reported "the logic is that the c(L) option connects points as long as visit is not decreasing.  If the data are just sorted b visit, all points are connected.  If they are sorted by visit within subject, only points for the same subject are connected.

(this was for version 6, so things may be easier now)


Peter A. Lachenbruch
Department of Public Health
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-737-3832
FAX: 541-737-4001

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Airey, David C
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 10:53 AM
Subject: re: st: Spaghetti plot citation


> Statalisters
> I am looking for  a citation for the spaghetti plot?  Neither Diggle et al. (2002) nor Crowder and Hand (1990) refer to these plots by this name although they do discuss them.  Does anyone know who first applied this name to these plots?  Can you recommend a text book or peer reviewed publication on statistical graphics that calls them by this name?
> With thanks for any help that you can give me on this question.
> Best wishes,
> Bill

Some citations and interesting stuff here (citation #2):

Here is the lasagna plot paper:

September 2010 - Volume 21 - Issue 5 - pp 621-625
doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181e5b06a
Methods: Commentary
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