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Re: st: Stata 13 wishlist

From   Friedrich Huebler <>
Subject   Re: st: Stata 13 wishlist
Date   Tue, 8 Jan 2013 11:41:54 -0500

This is not the same as having a single -graph- command but everything
done in the Graph Editor is reproducible by command syntax with the
-gr_edit- command.

. sysuse auto
. graph bar rep78 headroom
. gr_edit plotregion1.bars[1].style.editstyle shadestyle(color(gs10)) editcopy

To identify the text that goes after -gr_edit- do the following:

- Start the Graph Editor.
- Start recording.
- Make changes to the graph.
- Stop recording and save the recording in a grec file.
- Open the grec file in a text editor.


On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Nick Cox <> wrote:
> I have already asserted that
> "All graph users would like to see a single -graph- command that would
>  produce the final graph, but I gather that's not possible in general."
> I think StataCorp are, if possible, even keener than we are on the
> principle that what is done is reproducible by command syntax.
> But it's my understanding from comments by StataCorp developers -- at
> users' meetings and elsewhere -- that there are good (i.e. compelling)
> reasons for the present situation, for example that some changes
> appear to be possible via the Graph Editor that are not available via
> the command syntax.
> Clearly I don't speak for StataCorp and certainly can not, and do not,
> rule out the possibility that rewriting some of the code will solve
> this problem, but if guesses are allowed I imagine that to be
> unlikely.
> Nick
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