You may not like this answer, but the best way
to deal with this is to upgrade to Stata 8.
You are quite right. Even by Stata 7 the -graph-
code was in several respects very dated. Some
of it went back to a time when value labels
were at most 8 characters long, and thus
axis labels were truncated. In essence,
StataCorp didn't fix this because they were
working on a total overhaul, which is now in
Stata 8.
In the case of axis titles, my guess is just
that there just not enough space to show
your variable label, but I am still surprised
by that. Perhaps you could give a concrete
example.
Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
Jonas Dahlqvist
> When doing basic histograms with the graph command, STATA
> automatically uses value and variable labels for the axis
> labels and titles. However in the graphs, the labels and
> titles are often truncated. I have searched (plenty) for
> information on this and but have not found any "knob" to turn
> to make STATA generate longer axis labels and titles from the
> variable labels and value labels. As it stands, I cannot even
> get STATA to generate axis labels long enough to accommodate
> basic Likert-type statements. So my question is, are there
> any suitable knobs to turn? I use Stata 7 Intercooled.
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