Object Reference : Graph Creation Commands
Display an area band graph view (if possible).
An area band graph fills the area between pairs of series or columns of a matrix.
band(options) o1 [o2 o3 ... ]
where o1, o2, ..., are series or group objects. Following the band keyword, you may specify general graph characteristics using options. Available options include axis settings and template application.
Scale options
a (default)
Automatic single scale.
Dual scaling with no crossing. The first series or column is scaled on the left and all other series or columns are scaled on the right.
Dual scaling with possible crossing. See the “d” option.
Normalized scale (zero mean and unit standard deviation).
Rotate the graph so the observation axis is on the left.
Template and printing options
Use appearance options from the specified template. template may be a predefined template keyword (“default” - current global defaults, “classic”, “modern”, “reverse”, “midnight”, “spartan”, “monochrome”) or a graph in the workfile.
Use appearance options and copy text and shading from the specified graph.
b / -b
[Apply / Remove] bold modifiers of the base template style specified using the “o=” option above.
w / -w
[Apply / Remove] wide modifiers of the base template style specified using the “o=” option above.
Resets all graph options to the global defaults. May be used to remove existing customization of the graph.
Print the graph.
The options which support the “–” may be preceded by a “+” or “–” indicating whether to turn on or off the option. The “+” is optional.
Panel options
The following option applies when graphing panel structured data:
panel=arg (default taken from global settings)
Panel data display: “stack” (stack the cross-sections), “individual” or “i” (separate graph for each cross-section), “combine” or “c” (combine cross-section graphs in a single frame), “mean” (plot means across cross-sections), “median” (plot median across cross-sections).
(Note: more general versions of these panel graphs may be constructed as categorical graphs.)
Basic examples
band upper1 lower1
displays a band graph using UPPER1 and LOWER1.
group g1 upper1 lower1 upper2 lower2
plots a band graph with the UPPER1 and LOWER1 defining one band, and UPPER2 and LOWER2 defining as second band, both displayed in the same frame.
g1.band(o=midnight, l)
plots the band graph defined by UPPER1 and LOWER1 along with line graphs for UPPER2 and LOWER2, using the settings of the predefined template “midnight.”
Panel examples
shows the band graph for the stacked data in a panel workfile.
displays band graphs for each cross-section in separate frames, while,
constructs a band graph using the means for each period computed across cross-sections.
See “Graphing Data” for a detailed discussion of graphs in EViews, and “Templates” for a discussion of graph templates. See Graph::graph for graph declaration and other graph types.