A visual guide to Stata graphics
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 Michael N. Mitchell.
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 3rd ed.
 Imprint
 College Station, Tex. : Stata Press, 2012.
 Physical description
 xviii, 499 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
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 Mitchell, Michael N.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes index.
 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 Contour 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 gaps 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 gaps 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 charts Types of pie charts Sorting pie slices Changing the look and color and 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 Options for text and textboxes More options controlling the display of text 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 The marginsplot command Saving, redisplaying, and combining graphs More examples: Putting it all together Common mistakes Customizing schemes Online supplements.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Whether you are new to Stata graphics or a seasoned veteran, A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Third Edition will reach you how to use Stata to make publicationquality graphics that will stand out and enhance your statistical results. With over 900 illustrated examples and quickreference tabs, this book quickly guides you to the information you need for creating and customizing highquality graphs for any type of statistical data. Each graph is displayed in full color with simple and clear instructions that illustrate how to create and customize graphs using either Stata commands or the Stata Graph Editor. Stata's powerful graphics system gives you complete control over how the elements of your graph look, from marker symbols to lines, from legends to captions and titles, from axis labels to grid lines, and more. Whether you use this book as a learning tool or a quick reference, you will have the power of Stata graphics at your fingertips. The third edition has been updated and expanded to reflect new Stat graphics features, and includes many additional examples. This updated edition illustrates new features to specify fonts and symbols. New sections have been added that illustrate the use of the marginsplot command as well as the use of contour plots.
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 2012
 ISBN
 9781597181068
 1597181064