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Overview

The Power of Stata Graphics at Your Fingertips

Whether you are new to Stata graphics or a seasoned veteran, this book teaches you how to use Stata to make high-quality graphs that stand out and enhance statistical results. With over 900 illustrated examples and quick-reference tabs, it offers a guide to creating and customizing graphs for any type of statistical data using either Stata commands or the Graph Editor. The author displays each graph example in full color with simple and clear instructions. He shows how to produce various types of graph elements, including marker symbols, lines, legends, captions, titles, axis labels, and grid lines.

Reflecting the new graphics features of Stata, this thoroughly updated and expanded edition contains a new chapter that explains how to exploit the power of the new Graph Editor. This edition also includes additional examples and illustrates nearly every example with the Graph Editor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597180399
  • Publisher: StataCorp LP
  • Publication date: 4/30/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 471
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Using this book Types of Stata graphs Schemes Options Building graphs
Editor
Overview of the Graph Editor Object browser Modifying objects Adding objects Moving objects Hiding and showing objects Locking and unlocking objects Using the graph recorder Graph Editor versus Stata commands
TWOWAY GRAPHS
Scatterplots Regression fits and splines Regression confidence interval fits Line plots Area plots Bar plots Range plots Distribution plots Options Overlaying plots
SCATTERPLOT MATRIX GRAPHS
Marker options Controlling axes Matrix options Graphing by groups

BAR GRAPHS
Y variables Graphing bars over groups Options for controlling gaps between bars Options for sorting bars Controlling the categorical axis Legends and labeling bars Controlling the y axis Changing the look of bars Graphing by groups
BOX PLOTS
Specifying variables and groups Options for controlling groups between boxes Options for sorting boxes Controlling the categorical axis Controlling legends Controlling the y axis Changing the look of boxes Graphing by groups
DOT PLOTS
Specifying variables and groups Options for controlling groups between dots Options for sorting dots Controlling the categorical axis Controlling legends Controlling the y axis Changing the look of dot rulers Graphing by groups
PIE GRAPHS
Types of pie graphs Sorting pie slices Changing the look and color of exploding pie slices Slice labels Controlling legends Graphing by groups
OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR MOST GRAPHS
Changing the look of markers Creating and controlling marker labels Connecting points and markers Setting and controlling axis titles Setting and controlling axis labels Controlling axis scales Selecting an axis Graphing by groups Controlling legends Adding text to markers and positions More options for text and textboxes
STANDARD OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR ALL GRAPHS
Creating and controlling titles Using schemes to control the look of graphs Sizing graphs and their elements Changing the look of graph regions
STYLES FOR CHANGING THE LOOK OF GRAPHS
Angles Colors Clock position Compass direction Connecting points Line patterns Line width Margins Marker size Orientation Marker symbols Text size
APPENDIX
Overview of statistical graph commands,
Common options for statistical graphs Saving, redisplaying, and combining graphs More examples: putting it all together Common mistakes Customizing schemes Online supplements
Subject Index

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