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st: Formaatin the labels of the histogram-bars ?


From   Ernest Berkhout <ernestb@seo.fee.uva.nl>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Formaatin the labels of the histogram-bars ?
Date   Thu, 27 Nov 2003 15:02:46 +0100

Hi all,

is there a possibility to format the labels that can be stuck on the bars of a histogram, just as it can be done with a bar-graph?

To illuminate: in a bar-graph one can label a categorie of bars with the option:
-blabel(bar, position(outside) format(%3.1f))-

so the labels (in this case, percentages of a distribution) are formatted as numbers with only one decimal digit.
Unfortunately something similar doesn't seem to be possible with histograms. I only get as far as:

-histogram dag, discrete width(1) start(1) percent addlabels addlabopts( mlabsize(vsmall))-

and then there is no possibility to format the labels. This results in rather ugly labeling, with for some labels 2 decimal digits and for others 3 dec.digits!

Am I just ignorant, or is it realy impossible to do this? (and if so, what would be the rationale behind the current way of labeling ?)




Ernest Berkhout
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Universiteit van Amsterdam

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