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Speaking Stata: Shading zones on time series and other plots


  • Nicholas J. Cox

    () (Durham University)


Background shading of time series and other plots is a common need. For example, we often wish to identify particular periods of recession or war or other distinct conditions. The shading should be laid down before the data el- ements (for example, data points or lines). Several methods of shading can be effective. Tips are included for automating the production of a series of similar graphs. Copyright 2016 by StataCorp LP.

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  • Nicholas J. Cox, 2016. "Speaking Stata: Shading zones on time series and other plots," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 16(3), pages 805-812, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:16:y:2016:i:3:p:805-812
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