d 'OPTASPECT': module to compute heuristic criteria for optimal aspect ratios in a two-variable line plot
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d The command optaspect calculates the optimal aspect ratio for a
d two-variable line graph using a number of heuristic criteria
d that are based on the principle of maximizing the contrast
d between the many line segments. Line plots encode a series of
d slopes from adjoining coordinates with the purpose of revealing
d suggestive patterns in the sequential rates of change. The
d judged prevalence of patterns in the bivariate series and the
d degree of steepness in the rates of change is largely
d determined by the choice of aspect ratio that is imposed on the
d line plot. Choosing an appropriate aspect ratio is key in
d designing informative line plots.
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d KW: graphics
d KW: line plot
d KW: line graph
d KW: aspect ratio
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d Requires: Stata version 10
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d Distribution-Date: 20161122
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d Author: Demetris Christodoulou, The University of Sydney Business School
d Support: email demetris.christodoulou@@sydney.edu.au
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f optaspect.ado
f optaspect.sthlp