# st: RE: Axis's limits when one var has missing when other is max

 From "Scott Merryman" To Subject st: RE: Axis's limits when one var has missing when other is max Date Mon, 28 Nov 2005 07:59:38 -0600

This was brought up in May 2005 by David Airey <david.airey@vanderbilt.edu>
(http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2005-05/msg00093.html)

(http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2005-05/msg00143.html)

Scott

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Chris Ruebeck
> Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 8:22 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> 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
>  	end
>  	scatter y x // The x-axis maximum is 100
>  	more
>  	scatter y x if y<. & x<. // The x-axis maximum is 4 (preferred)
>
> Chris
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