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Re: st: RE: axis layout boxplots


From   jonah hansen <jonah.hansen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: axis layout boxplots
Date   Wed, 27 Apr 2005 08:59:12 +0200

Dear Scott,

Your solution worked perfectly. 

Thanks for your helpful advice.
Jonah

On 4/27/05, Scott Merryman <smerryman@kc.rr.com> wrote:
> What you are looking for is the -axis- sub-option of the -over- option.
> 
> Example:
> 
> . sysuse bpwide, clear
> (fictional blood-pressure data)
> 
> . graph box bp_before bp_after, medtype(line) over(sex, axis(lw(thick)))
> yscale(lw(thick))
> 
> Hope this helps,
> Scott
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> > statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of jonah hansen
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 5:51 PM
> > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > Subject: st: axis layout boxplots
> >
> > Dear Stata-listers,
> >
> > I'm using Stata 8 SE and have made several boxplots. Next, I would
> > like to change the thickness of the lines of the graphs (for larger
> > prints).
> >
> > I was able to change the thickness of the lines in the boxplot itself, as
> > well
> > as the line thickness of the y axis. Strangely enough, I can't seem to get
> > the same result for the x-axis where the labels are placed.
> >
> > As an example, the command line for the variation in earnings between
> > sectors is:
> >
> > graph box earnings, medtype(cline) medline(lcolor(black) lwidth(thick))
> > over
> > (sector, label(labsize(large))) horizontal ytitle(, size(large))
> > scheme(sj) ylabel(0 .5
> > 1, nogrid) yscale(range(0 1) lw(thick)) box(1,blw(thick))
> >
> > The two latter commands change the thickness of the y-axis and the box
> > itself.
> > For the x-axis I've tried (among others) adding xscale. I then get the
> > error
> > message
> >
> > "xscale(lw(thick)) not allowed, xaxis1 does not exist"
> >
> > And in the help files of "help graph_box" it says:
> >
> > "Ignore the x*() options; they are irrelevant in the case of box plots."
> >
> > Does anybody know if this means the line thickness of the xscale
> > cannot be changed?
> > Perhaps there is a simple solution, but I wasn't able to find it in the
> > FAQ, the
> > archives, nor the help files.
> >
> > Any advice is greatly appreciated,
> >
> > With kind regards
> > Jonah Hansen
> >
> 
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