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st: RE: RE: RE: finicky graph parsing


From   Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: finicky graph parsing
Date   Tue, 2 Nov 2010 19:45:01 +0000

Indeed. I don't see that what you type here should have worked at all. 

Tastes vary, but I 

1. prefer to use || rather than the () notation for separate -twoway- calls: there are usually quite enough parentheses floating around. 

2. tend to space out complicated graph commands over several lines in a do-file which I handle inside my favourite text editor, which highlights matches. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311)

Nick - thank you - but then I wonder why it went through to begin with (?).

Nick Cox

Take out the comma before -xtitle()-. 

Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311)

This works:

twoway (scatter P del1,c(l) s(i) clwidth(thick) clcolor(blue)) (scatter P del2,c(l) s(i) clcolor(red) clwidth(thick) ,xtitle("actual change (mm Hg)") ytitle("probability") legend(order(1  "same operator" 2  "different operators"  ) cols(2)    )  )


This gives the message "invalid varlist":

twoway (scatter P del1,c(l) s(i) clwidth(thick) clcolor(blue)) (scatter P del2,c(l) s(i) clcolor(red) clwidth(thick),xtitle("actual change (mm Hg)") ytitle("probability") legend(order(1  "same operator" 2  "different operators"  ) cols(2)    )  )


So does this:

twoway (scatter P del1,c(l) s(i) clwidth(thick) clcolor(blue)) (scatter P del2,c(l) s(i) clcolor(red) clwidth(thick), xtitle("actual change (mm Hg)") ytitle("probability") legend(order(1  "same operator" 2  "different operators"  ) cols(2)    )  )

The only difference is the spacing after "clwidth(thick)" and before "xtitle".

Why?

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