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st: RE: RE: percent format

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: RE: percent format
Date   Mon, 13 Jun 2005 18:47:28 +0100

A percent format won't make what you report here easier. 


Frank de Libero
> I recently made a similar suggestion to Stata Corp, which has been
> passed on to the developers. Until a percent format or 
> something similar
> is implemented, I include a line in my -graph bar- such as
> text(x y "%", color(black) size(small), where x and y are coordinates
> found by trial and error.

Jeph Herrin
> I often work with percentages, and find it somewhat annoying that
> I have to convert numbers to strings to get them to show up with
> a %-sign. This is particularly a nusiance with graphs, where 
> a histogram
> that might naturally use %s on the y-axis cannot be persuaded
> to do so without generating the frequencies first, relabeling them
> as strings with %s, and then making a two-plot. Is there a trick that
> I don't know about? Is there a reason that Stata avoids, eg, -format
> %6.1p-?
> Seems like it would be a trivial modification at some level.
> BTW, I use Stata 9, in case it matters.

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