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The Stata Journal
Volume 18 Number 3: pp. 491-502

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Customizing Stata graphs made easy (part 1)

Ben Jann
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
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Abstract.  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 article, 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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