A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics by Michael N. Mitchell

By Michael N. Mitchell

A visible advisor to Stata pics information Stata's pics services in an easy-to-use layout. utilizing step by step examples, the writer demonstrates the best easy methods to create even the main advanced graphs. nearly each web page includes full-color examples of Stata graphs, with such a lot pages exhibiting 3 graphs. besides every one graph is the command that produced it, a quick description, and the identify of its linked documents. those records should be downloaded from the Stata website. the 1st bankruptcy presents a very good creation to Stata images and offers counsel for utilizing the publication successfully. each one to be had kind of graph is mentioned in its personal bankruptcy: twoway graphs, scatterplot matrix graphs, bar graphs, field plots, dot plots, and pie graphs. The e-book discusses the main everyday techniques, by means of a bankruptcy discussing recommendations which are to be had to all graphs. the ultimate bankruptcy discusses ideas that vary the fashion of graph components, akin to colour, line development, and textual content dimension. The appendix provides an summary of a number of subject matters, equivalent to statistical graph instructions, saving and mixing graphs, universal errors, and schemes.

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Note that we are now using the vg s2m scheme, one you might favor for graphs that will be printed in black and white. ) connect(l i) sort legend(label(1 Pred. Perc. Own) order(2 1) cols(1)) Bar % homes cost $100K+ Matrix Line 20 Twoway CI fit 0 The cols(1) option makes the items in the legend display in a single column. dta & scheme vg past Introduction Fit The order() option can be used to specify the order in which the items in the legend are displayed. ) connect(l i) sort legend(label(1 Pred.

1 "DC") 50 60 70 80 Appendix DC 40 This graph uses the scatteri (scatter immediate) command to plot and label a point for Washington, DC. 1 are the values for ownhome and propval100 for Washington, DC, and are followed by "DC", which acts as a marker label for that point. If we had instead specified (9) "DC", then “DC” would have been plotted at the 9 o’clock position. dta & scheme vg s2m Distribution Stata gives you considerable control over the display of text you add to the graph, as well as the ability to enclose the text in a box and control the characteristics of the box.

However, it is useful to see examples of legends for each type of graph that uses them. Each chapter, therefore, provides a brief section describing legends for each type of graph discussed in that chapter. Likewise, most options are described in detail in Options (235) with a brief section in every chapter discussing how each option works in specific types of graphs. As we saw in the case of legends, some options are not appropriate for some types of graphs, so those options will not be discussed with the commands that do not support them.

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