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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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st: RE: Graphics Questions |

Date |
Mon, 21 Feb 2005 17:55:31 -0000 |

Every other month is either a set of odd numbers or a set of even numbers, depending on the start point. For example, levels month if mod(month,2) == 0, local(show) picks up the even months, which will be Jan Mar May Jul Sept Nov, given Stata's origin 0 = Jan 1960. So you can go ... xla(`show', ang(v) labsize(vsmall)) Every third month can be done with a similar trick. Even more direct is just to use a numlist ... xla(251(3)349, ang(v) labsize(small)) but that requires either working it out by hand or something else previously. It could in turn be automated. Ulrich Kohler wrote an -egen- function as a helper for the second problem. . ssc desc gmlabvpos Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Eric G. Wruck > I basically I have a graph I like of stock return indices over time. > However, my efforts to tweak the graph a bit have been unsuccessful > Specifically, > > (1) The x-axis is a month-year variable (%dm-Y). I am using > xlabel(#48 , angle(vertical) labsize(vsmall)) to get every month on > the x-axis. I'd like to specify a rule such as every other month or > every third month. Is there any easy way to do this for a variable > that is a date? > > (2) I also have a string variable called news that I am using as a > marker label for one of the stock indices. The problem is that > sometimes the text is obscured by the graphed lines. Sometimes, I > would want the text to appear at 6 o'clock, other times midnight, > etc. I thought I could do this by inspection & create multiple news > variables that I could use as multiple labels -- one variable might > be for news events that I want to appear at 6 o'clock, another news > variable for events that I want to appear at midnight, etc. First of > all, I don't know whether this can be done -- can it? And secondly, > it seems rather primitive. Is there an easier way, one not requiring > this sort of intervention? > > Thanks very much. > > Eric > > -- > > =================================================== > > Eric G. Wruck > Econalytics > 2535 Sherwood Road > Columbus, OH 43209 > > ph: 614.231.5034 > cell: 614.327.4182 > fax: 614.231.5039 > eFax: 614.573.6639 > eMail: ewruck@econalytics.com > website: http://www.econalytics.com > > ==================================================== > * > * 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/ > * * 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/

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