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st: RE: Labelling part of graph axis?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Labelling part of graph axis?
Date   Mon, 26 Sep 2005 22:12:17 +0100

One possibility: 

sysuse auto 
gen foo = _n - 37 

scatter foo price , yla(0 20 40 -20 -40, ang(h)) 
	yaxis(1 2) yla(12 `" "positive" "effect" "' 
	-12 `" "negative" "effect" "', axis(2) notick 
	ang(h)) yti("", axis(2)) 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

SamL
 
> I am using Stata 8.2.  I am graphing a coefficient estimated 
> on repeated
> cross sections over several years.  On the y-axis I want to label the
> region of the graph that is above zero as "Positive effect" 
> and also label
> the region of the graph that is below zero as "Negative 
> effect."  I know
> this may seem silly, but the audience is not well-versed in 
> stats and I
> believe this will help the presentation.  Also, there are 
> several other
> similar graphs for which labelling regions of the y-axis 
> would be useful.
> So, after perusing the graph manual, and the nice book "A 
> Visual Guide to
> Stata Graphics" I still do not know some way to accomplish 
> this aim.  Any
> ideas?

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