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Re: st: Thread-Index: Ac049lzDw8LzBnUBQd+6mSCfgPrdJg==


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Thread-Index: Ac049lzDw8LzBnUBQd+6mSCfgPrdJg==
Date   Thu, 24 May 2012 15:20:51 +0100

Also you assign the graphs names e1, e2, e3 and then act as if those
names were really Sweden, NA, Iran. That won't work.


On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Your syntax like
>
> `: lab Sweden'
>
> is illegal as a way of looking up value labels and not analogous to
> Austin's example. See -help extended fcn-.
>
> There are two main syntaxes
>
> `:  valuelabelname  #'
>
> `: (varname) #'
>
> and yours is neither.
>
> You could just say (e.g.)
>
> title(Sweden)
>
> if that is what you want.
>
> For the rest, try the sections in [U] on local macros and weights.
>
> Nick
>
> On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Amal Khanolkar <Amal.Khanolkar@ki.se> wrote:
>> Dear Austin,
>>
>> Based on the code you suggested, I have the following:
>>
>> loc c vioplot bw [pw=finalwgt]
>> `c' if motherland3==1, ti(`:lab Sweden') den(col(blue)) name(e1)
>> `c' if motherland3==2, ti(`:lab NA') den(col(green)) name(e2) ysc(off)
>> `c' if motherland3==3, ti(`:lab Iran') den(col(edkblue)) name(e3) ysc(off)
>> gr combine Sweden NA Iran, nocop ycommon row(1) name(vio)
>> byhist bw, by(motherland3) frac tw(leg(col(1)))
>>
>>
>> - where bw is the continous outcome whose distributions I would like to produce by the categorical variable motherland3 which has 10 categories.
>>
>> - I've just wirtten the lines for the first 3 categories of the motherland3 variable above.
>>
>> -However I keep getting a error message that the line 'c' if motherland3==1....' is invalid syntax. Could you please tell me what I'm doing wrong and what exactly the 'c' signifies?
>>
>> I also want to know what the (pw=finalwgt) does.

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