graph |

Create named graph object containing the results of a graph command, or created when merging multiple graphs into a single graph.

Syntax

graph graph_name.graph_command(options) arg1 [arg2 arg3 ...]

graph graph_name.merge graph1 graph2 [graph3 ...]

Follow the keyword with a name for the graph, a period, and then a statement used to create a graph. There are two distinct forms of the command.

In the first form of the command, you create a graph using one of the graph commands, and then name the object using the specified name. The portion of the command given by,

graph_command(options) arg1 [arg2 arg3 ...]

should follow the form of one of the standard EViews graph commands:

area | Area graph (
area). |

band | Area band graph (
band). |

bar | Bar graph (
bar). |

boxplot | Boxplot graph (
boxplot). |

distplot | Distribution graph (
distplot). |

dot | Dot plot graph (
dot). |

errbar | Error bar graph (
errbar). |

hilo | High-low(-open-close) graph (
hilo). |

line | Line graph (
line). |

pie | Pie graph (
pie). |

qqplot | Quantile-Quantile graph (
qqplot). |

scat | Scatterplot—same as XY, but lines are initially turned off, symbols turned on, and a frame is used (
scat). |

scatmat | Matrix of scatterplots (
scatmat). |

scatpair | Scatterplot pairs graph (
scatpair). |

seasplot | Seasonal line graph (
seasplot). |

spike | Spike graph (
spike). |

xyarea | XY line-symbol graph with one X plotted against one or more Y’s using existing line-symbol settings (
xyarea). |

xybar | XY line-symbol graph with one X plotted against one or more Y’s using existing line-symbol settings (
xybar). |

xyline | Same as XY, but symbols are initially turned off, lines turned on, and a frame is used (
xyline). |

xypair | Same as XY but sets XY settings to display pairs of X and Y plotted against each other (
xypair). |

In the second form of the command, you instruct EViews to merge the listed graphs into a single graph, and then name the graph object using the specified name.

Options

reset | Resets all graph options to the global defaults. May be used to remove existing customization of the graph. |

p | Print the graph (for use when specified with a graph command). |

Additional options will depend on the type of graph chosen. See the entry for each graph type for a list of the available options (for example, see
bar for details on bar graphs).

Examples

graph gra1.line(s, p) gdp m1 inf

creates and prints a stacked line graph object named GRA1. This command is equivalent to running the command:

line(s, p) gdp m1 inf

freezing the view, and naming the graph GRA1.

graph mygra.merge gr_line gr_scat gr_pie

creates a multiple graph object named MYGRA that merges three graph objects named GR_LINE, GR_SCAT, and GR_PIE.

Cross-references

See
“Graph Objects” for a general discussion of graphs.

See also
freeze and
Graph::merge.