Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Re: st: legend on graph help

----- Original Message ----- From: Svend Juul <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK> Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 6:47 am Subject: Re: st: legend on graph help To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu

> --------------------------------------------------------------- > > Stata graph commands can be complex; I think it is helpful to keep the > terminology straight: > > -line- is not a command; it is a plot specification as part of a > -twoway- graph command. > > The legend() option is an option to the graph command, not to a plot > specifation. So it should not be "attached to one of the -line- > commands". >

Svend,

Thank you for the clarification.

Looking back at the -help twoway_options- this is made clear in the remarks.

"...the by() option applies to the entire graph and in theory you should type

. twoway lfitci mpg weight, stdf || scatter mpg weight, ms(O) ||, by(foreign, total row (1))

or

. twoway (lfitci mpg weight, stdf) (scatter mpg weight, ms(O)), by(foreign, total row(1))

to demonstrate your understanding of that fact."

Thanks again, Scott

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