publication . Preprint . 2005

Stata 8 Graphics: Options, sub-options and sub-sub-options

Tim Collier;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 Mar 2005
Abstract
Stata 8 graphics have changed out of all recognition from that available in earlier versions. It was not just that a whole new array of options and sub-options were introduced, but the graph syntax itself completely changed. Just trying to produce a simple plot of x against y using Stata 7 syntax (graph x y) produced bewildering error messages e.g. xgraph_g.new y: class member function not found r(4023) and the like. If you did succeed in working out the new syntax (graph twoway scatter x y) it then seemed to take forever-and-a-day for that oh-so-very-simple graph to appear. Even if you were the patient type prepared to wait for that graph to appear numerous bug...
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