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Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca> |

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Statalist Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: graphing median values against time |

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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:58:09 -0600 |

I dont think that is the case. I used a Regex search in two different text editors to look for non-ASCII characters and came up with nothing. Besides, if there was a non-ascii char, would it not show up in the other commands, where I had not added the lcolor(black) bit. I have run it many times without that option and no problems. Don On Apr 9, 2014, at 8:06 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > I'd check for strange characters. Copy your command line into a string > variable and look for unusual ASCII characters with -charlist- (SSC) > or any alternative of your choice. > Nick > njcoxstata@gmail.com > > > On 9 April 2014 14:25, Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca> wrote: >> Tim >> After digesting your and Nick's advice I have used the lgraph command to good effect; however I have one problem. If I write: >> foreach name in "cumten" "cumswol" { >> igraph `name' following if visspell !=. & recnum == 1, by(aborig) label(0 3 9 15, lab size(tiny)) stat(mean) title("Mean `name' (Median:nonFN:Navy; FN:Gold)",size(small)) label(#10) also collapse((median) median = `name') addplot(line median following if aborig == 0, lcolor(dknavy) clwidth(thick)|| line median following if aborig == 1) >> } >> >> everything works fine and I get pretty pictures. >> >> BUT if I write: >> foreach name in "cumten" "cumswol" { >> lgraph `name' following if visspell !=. & recnum == 1, by(aborig) label(0 3 9 15, lab size(tiny)) stat(mean) title("Mean `name' (Median:nonFN:Navy; FN:Gold)",size(small)) label(#10) also collapse((median) median = `name') addplot(line median following if aborig == 0, lcolor(dknavy) clwidth(thick)|| line median following if aborig == 1, lcolor(black)) >> } >> The only change is the addition of lcolor(black) at the end of the command. >> >> I get the message: >> invalid 'title' >> r(198) >> >> Why. And how do I fix it. >> >> Many thanks. >> Don >> >> On Mar 30, 2014, at 8:43 PM, Timothy Mak <tshmak@hku.hk> wrote: >> >>> <> >>> Thanks Nick very much for helping to answer my question. >>> >>> To plot more than one summary statistics is a bit difficult, and you do have to use the -addplot- and the -alsocollapse- options. If you hadn't specified -by(aborig)-, then Nick's syntax would be almost right, except that you don't need the -if bvisittm1N- in the end, i.e. -addplot(line median bvisittm1N)- would do. However, because you have specified -by(aborig)-, you really need to do: >>> >>> addplot(line median bvisittm1N if aborig == 1 || line median bvisittm1N if aborig == 2) >>> >>> supposing your variable aborig has 2 levels (1,2). >>> >>> To understand the use of the -addplot- and the -alsocollapse- option a bit more, you may want to use the -nopreserve- option. This gives you the dataset that -lgraph- actually uses to plot your graph. Also, have a look at the macros `r(command)' and `r(options)'. This gives you the -twoway- syntax that lgraph uses on the collapsed data. Be sure to use command double quotes though when you display the macros, i.e.: >>> >>> di `"`r(command)'"' >>> di `"`r(options)'"' >>> >>> I hope that helps. >>> >>> Tim >>> >>> >>> -----Original Message----- >>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox >>> Sent: 31 March 2014 08:38 >>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >>> Subject: Re: st: graphing median values against time >>> >>> You *must* specify a -twoway- subcommand, not -lgraph-, in the >>> -addplot()- call. This is documented in the help for -addplot option-. >>> >>> I doubt very much that giving the same variable names as in the main >>> call will do what you want. >>> >>> My second guess is that you need something more like >>> >>> alsocollapse((median) median=totend28) >>> addplot(line median bvisittm1N if bvisittm1N) >>> >>> Nick >>> njcoxstata@gmail.com >>> >>> >>> On 31 March 2014 01:29, Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca> wrote: >>>> Nick >>>> I had tried various combinations of that command and could not get it to work. >>>> >>>> here is my command >>>> .lgraph tottend28 bvisittm1N if bvisittm1N < 55, by(aborig) xlabel(0(3)54) stat(mean) alsocollapse((median)) addplot(lgraph tottend28 bvisittm1N if bvisittm1N <55, by(aborig)) >>>> >>>> It doesn't work. I get the error >>>> lgraph is not a twoway plot type >>>> r(198); >>>> >>>> Don >>>> On Mar 30, 2014, at 5:14 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> >>>>> Timothy explains how to do that in the help. >>>>> >>>>> addplot(plot) This allows additional twoway plots to be plotted. >>>>> See addplot_option. Note that >>>>> because lgraph collapses the data before plotting in twoway, >>>>> plots given in addplot(plot) >>>>> should also refer to the collapsed data. Specify in >>>>> alsocollapse(clist) any additional data >>>>> that need to be collapsed. >>>>> >>>>> So, if you want median as well as mean you must specify >>>>> >>>>> alsocollapse(median) addplot(<whatever>) >>>>> >>>>> Note that nothing obliges you to use another -line- call. >>>>> >>>>> I haven't use -lgraph-, just looked at its help, but Timothy provides >>>>> lots of functionality. >>>>> Nick >>>>> njcoxstata@gmail.com >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> On 30 March 2014 23:51, Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca> wrote: >>>>>> Timothy >>>>>> I am using your -lgraph- command and wonder if it is possible to have TWO stats created (e.g. mean and median) for the same variable(s) at the same time. I want to plot both mean and median and cannot create an overlay to do so. >>>>>> >>>>>> Many thanks >>>>>> Don >>>>>> On Mar 28, 2014, at 1:29 AM, Timothy Mak <tshmak@hku.hk> wrote: >>>>>> >>>>>>> The command -lgraph- that I wrote is for exactly this kind of problem if you don't want to create all the variables before plotting a graph. >>>>>>> You can see it by typing: >>>>>>> ssc des lgraph >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Tim >>>>>>> >>>>>>> -----Original Message----- >>>>>>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Donald Spady >>>>>>> Sent: 28 March 2014 08:59 >>>>>>> To: Statalist Statalist >>>>>>> Subject: Re: st: graphing median values against time >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Nick >>>>>>> It works. Just as I needed. Many thanks. >>>>>>> John: That suggestion didn't work the way I wanted it to, but thanks for the idea. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Don >>>>>>> On Mar 27, 2014, at 5:48 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: >>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Sure. If you use -egen-'s -median()- and -mean()- functions to get the >>>>>>>> variables you want, then it's any graph you want. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> As the median and mean values are repeated, don't plot them repeatedly. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Here are some dopey examples. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> . webuse grunfeld >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> . egen median = median(invest), by(year) >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> . egen mean = mean(invest), by(year) >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> . egen tag = tag(year) >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> . line mean median year if tag >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> For finer subdivisions, just use more variables as arguments to -by()-. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Nick >>>>>>>> njcoxstata@gmail.com >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> On 27 March 2014 22:34, Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca> wrote: >>>>>>>>> Dear all >>>>>>>>> I want to graph the median and mean values of a series of variables against a time variable (on the X axis) and with the option of stratifying the variables by another one (such as sex or disease state). I think I can do this by collapsing the data but is it possible to do this while retaining the data set in its 'original' state. I have searched the archives and the reference manuals but have not come up with anything that seems to be what I want. >>>>>>>>> In many ways what I would like is a box plot with JUST the median (or mean) being plotted: no box, no outliers. Is that possible. >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> Thanks >>>>>>>>> Don >>>>>>>>> * >>>>>>>>> * For searches and help try: >>>>>>>>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>>>>>>>> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >>>>>>>>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> * >>>>>>>> * For searches and help try: >>>>>>>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>>>>>>> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >>>>>>>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> * >>>>>>> * For searches and help try: >>>>>>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>>>>>> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >>>>>>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>>>>>> >>>>>>> * >>>>>>> * For searches and help try: >>>>>>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>>>>>> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >>>>>>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> * >>>>>> * For searches and help try: >>>>>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>>>>> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >>>>>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>>>> >>>>> * >>>>> * For searches and help try: >>>>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>>>> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >>>>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> * >>>> * For searches and help try: >>>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>>> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >>>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> >> >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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