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st: New version of -scheme_rbn1mono- on SSC

From   "Roger B. Newson" <>
To   "" <>
Subject   st: New version of -scheme_rbn1mono- on SSC
Date   Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:30:01 +0100

Thanks once again to Kit Baum, a new version of the -scheme_rbn1mono- package (superseding last week's version) is now available for download from SSC. In Stata, use the -ssc- command to do this, or -adoupdate- if you already have an old version of -scheme_rbn1mono-.

The -scheme_rbn1mono- package is defined as below on my website. The new version harmonizes default line widths (for graph frames, legend frames, graph axes, grid lines, added reference lines, and plots) to 0.375 percent of the minor graph dimension. Default font sizes are still uniform at 3 percent of the minor dimension, as in the previous update. Of course, the user may reset specific line widths, font sizes and other sub-options at will from their defaults.

Best wishes


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Royal Brompton Campus
Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building
1B Manresa Road
London SW3 6LR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 3381
Fax: +44 (0)20 7351 8322
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Opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the institution.

package scheme_rbn1mono from

      scheme_rbn1mono: Minimal monochrome graphics schemes

      scheme_rbn1mono contains Roger Newson's default graphics schemes.
      The scheme rbn1mono specifies a minimal and photocopier-friendly
      black-and-white look, with gray background lines and minimal gray
      shading.  It is slightly more minimal and photocopier-friendly than
      s1mono (which is its mother scheme), and slightly less minimal and
      photocopier-friendly than Svend Juul's lean schemes (which can be
      downloaded in their latest form using the findit command).
      The package scheme_rbn1mono now includes a second scheme rbn2mono,
      which is an alternative version of rbn1mono which does not alter
      text sizes, marker sizes and line widths when by graphs and/or
      graph combine and/or graph matrix are used.

      Author: Roger Newson
      Distribution-date: 12 August 2012
      Stata-version: 10

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