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Re: st: Stata 13 wishlist

From   "JVerkuilen (Gmail)" <>
Subject   Re: st: Stata 13 wishlist
Date   Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:44:50 -0500

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Nick Cox <> wrote:
> MATLAB [sic] uses a different structure for graphs as I understand it,
> in which you can modify an existing graph by issuing later commands.
> That's a great idea, but it's never been the way the production of
> Stata graphs works. It _is_ (loosely) the way that the Graph Editor
> works. The two modes fit together a bit awkwardly, and the awkwardness
> bites here.

Ah, well I do like the graph system and the graph editor but the
ability for MATLAB (is it all caps?) to take a graph "as is" and
generate code for it is really great. A lot of times I would edit a
graph by hand to get the graph roughly looking the way I wanted and
then save the code and tweak it. In short, I used it the way I use
Stata's GUI for syntax in complex procedures such as -xtmelogit-,
where there are tons of options and having the GUI is cool to lay it
all out in front of you.
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