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st: RE: Graph truncates axis labels and titles


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Graph truncates axis labels and titles
Date   Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:30:17 -0000

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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