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st: Graphing zero on Y = the bottom line for X & more |

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Tue, 20 Jan 2004 18:46:53 -0800 (PST) |

Stata 8.0 on Linux defaults are for the zero point on the y axis to be slightly raised, so that the x axis does not actually meet up at visual (0,0). I am sure there are stylistic reasons for this, but what I want to do is have the visual corner of the figure/graph (x,y) to be (0,0). I want a similar fix for 1.0, which I want to be the top (and end) of the graph. I am graphing a probability (y-axis) by year (x-axis). I want the highest visible value in the graph to be 1 (certain yes) and the lowest visible value in the graph to be 0 (certain no). Visually, as the lines get close to zero or one, this implication (of nearing (but not reaching) certainty) gets lost because of the buffer created in the graph. Thus, I want to get rid of that buffer, so it will more easily indicate just how close and how far away one is from the limits of the probabilities. Any assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. For more info, I have copied a bit of code that graphs some data, to show what I am doing, and that I already have a bunch of bells and whistles going, which will mean integrating this new feature into the existing code. I use ";" as the end of command, so that is present but means little in this context. ==============part of a graphing job below ======= set scheme s2mono; graph twoway line savmar savsing year, yscale(r(0 1.00)) ylabel(0(.1)1) xlabel(1975(5)2000) ytitle("Probability of Saving More Than 10% of Income") xtitle("Year") title("Figure 1.2.6--Probability of Saving More Than 10% of Income," "by Marital Status") clpattern("l" "-") legend(label(1 "Married") label(2 "Not Married")) ; ====end of the part of the graphing job, above====== Thanks for any help anyone can provide. Sam * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**st: RE: Graphing zero on Y = the bottom line for X & more***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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