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st: RE: Axis's limits when one var has missing when other is max
This was brought up in May 2005 by David Airey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Included in this thread was a reply by Vince Wiggins <email@example.com>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:owner-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Chris Ruebeck
> Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 8:22 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: st: Axis's limits when one var has missing when other is max
> For what it's worth, here's a little gripe about -graph-. I wish that
> Stata determined the extent of the axes by the points that will be
> plotted, rather than conditioning on the maxima and minima of the two
> variables. It's a tiny complaint, but I post for two reasons:
> - Other users may be puzzled by this feature.
> - The response Stata Technical Support gave me was that "it's just the
> way Stata graph commands were written."
> Maybe there are arguments in favor of the current functionality, and
> maybe there's a "change is bad" argument, but it's easy to increase the
> extent of an axis by other means. It also seems as if it would simple
> to change Stata's code to implement the functionality I'm looking for,
> although I could be very wrong about that.
> Here's an illustration of the issue.
> input x y
> 2 4
> 1 15
> 100 .
> 4 20
> scatter y x // The x-axis maximum is 100
> scatter y x if y<. & x<. // The x-axis maximum is 4 (preferred)
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