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st: RE: Automatically changing -ylabel()- values using -graph-


From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Automatically changing -ylabel()- values using -graph-
Date   Sun, 5 Jun 2005 07:53:25 -0500

Clive,

How about using the rule option for the axis labels?  Something like:


. use http://www.stata-press.com/data/r9/ibm.dta
(Source: Yahoo! Finance)

. tsline ibm, ylabel(-6 "-600" -4 "-400" -2 "-200" 0 "0" 2 "200" 4 "400",
angle(0))

Scott


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Clive Nicholas
> Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 5:47 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Automatically changing -ylabel()- values using -graph-
> 
> Stata 8.2, Windows 2000
> 
> After carefully checking -whelp axis_label_options-, as well the relevant
> pages in Mitchell (2004), I find that I'm unable to automatically change
> the values in the y-axis of any graph I generate by a pre-specified
> factor. I looked at the various possibilities of the -ylabel()- option
> very closely.
> 
> An example: I can happily fire up this command
> 
> . graph twoway tsline beconch belabch, xsize(9) ysize(6) clpattern(dash)
>   xlabel(5(10)125) ylabel(, angle(0)) scheme(s1mono)
> 
> without any problems. However, the above pair of variables had to be
> normalized to take values between 0-1 only for other purposes. I want the
> graph re-expressed in its original 0-100 values. I know I could easily
> -generate- new variables that range from 0-100, but I'm surprised that
> there does not seem to be an option within -graph- that would allow one to
> do this
> 
> . graph twoway tsline beconch belabch, xsize(9) ysize(6) clpattern(dash)
>   xlabel(5(10)125) ylabel(factor(100), angle(0)) scheme(s1mono)
> 
> automatically, without the need to create new variables first. Am I being
> picky here, do I have a point or (even better) can this indeed be done
> already? Any thoughts or hints are welcome: ta.
> 
> CLIVE NICHOLAS        |t: 0(044)7903 397793
> Politics              |e: clive.nicholas@ncl.ac.uk
> Newcastle University  |http://www.ncl.ac.uk/geps
> 
> References:
> 
> Mitchell MN (2004) A VISUAL GUIDE TO STATA GRAPHICS, College Station, TX:
> Stata Press.
> 
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