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"Michael N. Mitchell" <Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: finicky graph parsing |

Date |
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:07:34 -0700 |

Michael N. Mitchell Data Management Using Stata - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/dmus.html A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/vgsg.html Stata tidbit of the week - http://www.MichaelNormanMitchell.com On 2010-11-02 12.48 PM, Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311) wrote:

" The parser probably forgave you when the comma had no spaces around it, treating it as though the comma were a space." Interesting - is this a "feature" or a bug? Al -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael N. Mitchell Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 2:38 PM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: finicky graph parsing Dear Alan You actually should be getting an error on all of these because an extra comma has been included in the second scatter command, shown again below with *,* around the extra comma. (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 parser probably forgave you when the comma had no spaces around it, treating it as though the comma were a space. Hope that clarifies. Best regards, Michael N. Mitchell Data Management Using Stata - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/dmus.html A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/vgsg.html Stata tidbit of the week - http://www.MichaelNormanMitchell.com On 2010-11-02 12.27 PM, Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311) wrote: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? Al Feiveson * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: finicky graph parsing***From:*Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: finicky graph parsing***From:*"Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311)" <alan.h.feiveson@nasa.gov>

**Re: st: finicky graph parsing***From:*"Michael N. Mitchell" <Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com>

**RE: st: finicky graph parsing***From:*"Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311)" <alan.h.feiveson@nasa.gov>

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