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Re: st: RE: Graphics Questions
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.
>Every other month is either a set of
>odd numbers or a set of even numbers,
>depending on the start point.
>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
>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
>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
>> (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 G. Wruck
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