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"Eric G. Wruck" <ewruck@econalytics.com> |

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Re: st: RE: Graphics Questions |

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Mon, 21 Feb 2005 15:31:09 -0500 |

Thanks very much, Nick. I'll give the show macro a shot. If anyone can offer some guidance on the marker label question, I'd appreciate it. Thanks, EGW >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/ * * 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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