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"LL Miller, Avon Longitudinal Study Parents and Children" <L.L.Miller@bristol.ac.uk> |

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Re: st: histogram x-axis |

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Tue, 06 Dec 2005 13:20:43 +0000 |

Many thanks to both Nick Cox (message below) and Svend Juul for their prompt response. My variable was %8.0g. Changing it to %9.0g didn't make any difference but thanks for the suggestion Svend - it got me on the right path. I have used the suggestion by Nick with success.

--On 06 December 2005 12:23 +0000 n j cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:

I suspect that your xlabels are using whatever format has been assigned to your variable, which will be shown by a -describe-. Something like hist f8dv440, frequency width(1) bfcolor(purple) blcolor(purple) xla(, format(%2.0f)) should force the display of integers. This is documented at the help for axis label options. >>> L.L.Miller@bristol.ac.uk Good morning everyone, I am using Stata 8 for Windows. I have been trying to create a histogram using: hist f8dv440, frequency width(1) bfcolor(purple) blcolor(purple) which creates a lovely plot except for a strange interpretation of the values on the x-axis. Rather than displaying the numbers 1 through 22 (the scale of my variable) it displays them as, for example, 5.00000000000000*e^0 so the x-axis is just a jumble of numbers. There are lots of options for labelling the points themselves but I can't find anything to change the display of the x-axis. There seem to be some option for this if using -twoway- but not for an individual plot. The variable itself is numeric with a width of three and no decimal places. Any ideas how to change this? * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

---------------------- LL Miller, Avon Longitudinal Study Parents and Children L.L.Miller@bristol.ac.uk 0117 3311612 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**Re: st: histogram x-axis***From:*n j cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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