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Customizing Stata graphs made easy

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  • Ben Jann

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The overall look of Stata's graphs is determined by so-called scheme files. Scheme files are system components, that is, they are part of the local Stata installation. In this note I argue that style settings deviating from default schemes should be part of the script producing the graphs, rather than being kept in separate scheme files, and I present a simple tool called -grstyle- that supports such practice.

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  • Ben Jann, 2017. "Customizing Stata graphs made easy," University of Bern Social Sciences Working Papers 29, University of Bern, Department of Social Sciences, revised 17 Oct 2017.
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    1. Svend Juul, 2003. "Lean mainstream schemes for Stata 8 graphics," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 3(3), pages 295-301, September.
    2. Roger Newson, 2005. "SCHEME_RBN1MONO: Stata module to provide minimal monochrome graphics schemes," Statistical Software Components S456505, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 21 Dec 2012.
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    Keywords

    Stata; grstyle; graphics; scheme files; custom graphics; plot;

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    • C87 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Econometric Software

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