overlay several graphs -----------------------overlay , by(varlist) xlab(numlist) ylab(numlist) function(string) saving(filename) graph_options

Description -----------

This function draws several graphs in one area of the graphics window. As a result this function is very versatile and will work well with any graph function that allows the user to specify the axes. The function will, by default, try and calculate an axes that remains unchanged for each graph, this may fail and the user then has to specify the axes using xlab and ylab.

Any options for the graphing function can be added to the end of the command line. This can be options like the plotting symbol and connecting points.

WARNING: to get the same scales make sure you specify the xlab and ylab options and hence this should fix the axes.

Options -------

by(varlist) specifies the strata for the multiple graphs.

saving(filename) saves the graph as filename.gph.

function(string) specifies the command that draws the graph. If this is not specified then the {tt graph} function is used.

xlab(numlist) specifies axes labels.

ylab(numlist) specifies axes labels.

Examples --------

.overlay pef day0, by(patient) c(l) s(.) sort saving(graph1)

.overlay pef if patient<5028, by(patient) function(kdensity) xlab(150,350,680) ylab(0,0.02, 0.045) s(.) saving(graph3)

.overlay pef if patient<5028, by(patient) xlab(150,350,680) bin(8) ylab(0,1.1)

Author ------ Adrian Mander MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK. adrian.manderatmrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk

Also see --------

Manual: [R] kdensity On-line: help for kdensity@, graph