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Re: st: Overlaying several regression lines from level-2 units in a single graph

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Overlaying several regression lines from level-2 units in a single graph
Date   Tue, 22 May 2012 12:29:43 +0100

I'd get Stata to do the fitting outside -graph-. For example,

webuse grunfeld, clear
gen ln_invest = ln(invest)
gen predict = .

qui forval i = 1/10 {
	regress ln_invest year if company == `i'
	predict work
	replace predict = work if company == `i'
	drop work

xtline predict, overlay


On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Love Hansson <> wrote:

> I am currently working with a 2-level dataset containing level-1
> dependent and independent variables and level-2 independent variables,
> connected with a level-2 group variable. I have found that one way of
> visualizing the difference between level-2 units is to plot a
> regression line for the level-1 independent and dependent variables in
> the following fashion (similar to a Trellis plot):
> graph twoway (lfit depvar indepvar), by(grpvar)
> Obviously, this results in a number of graphs being plotted next to
> each other. However, I would prefer it if *all* of the regression
> lines could be plotted in an overlaying fashion into the same graph.
> Is there any convenient way of doing this? One way of solving the
> problem might be to do a "graph twoway" and then add as many "lfit"
> parts as there are level-2 units, but since there are fairly many
> level-2 units in my dataset I would prefer it if I could find a more
> convenient solution.
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