help for ^mnthplot^

Scatter plot for monthly data with repetition of data -----------------------------------------------------

^mnthplot^ yvarlist mnthvar [weight] [^if^ exp] [^in^ range] [ ^, p^ad^(^#^)^ graph_options ]

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

^mnthplot^ produces a scatter plot for yvarlist versus mnthvar with some repetition of data. mnthvar is presumed to take values 1,...,12 for the 12 months of the year. A pad of # months is added so that 12 + # months are shown on the horizontal axis. Showing (12 + #) / 12 annual cycles, where # is say 3 or 6, may give a better picture of seasonal variation by reducing the visual effect of the break at the end of the year.

Options -------

^pad(^#^)^ adds a pad of # months at the right of the horizontal axis. Default 0. Minimum 0, maximum 12.

graph_options are any of the options allowed with ^graph, twoway^; see help for ^graph^.

Examples --------

. ^mnthplot sales month, pad(6) xla(1/18)^

Author ------ Nicholas J. Cox, University of Durham, U.K. n.j.cox@@durham.ac.uk

Also see --------

On-line: help for @graph@, @sssplot@ (if installed)