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st: RE: xtline with labels


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: xtline with labels
Date   Wed, 6 Sep 2006 18:18:02 +0100

First off, you need to read up some basics on -encode-
and -decode-. 

I know of 50 U.S. states, so I am not clear how you get 
10 different graphs with 10 different states on each.  
I guess 10 different graphs with 5 states on each.  

First, you have to set up your grouping in advance. 

Let a variable -group- indicate each subset of states.
Set it up so that the values run from 1 to 10. 

A minimal recipe which you will want to complicate is 

decode id, generate(ID) 

forval i = 1/10 { 
	levelsof ID, local(IDS) clean 
	xtline sexratio if group == `i', subtitle("`IDS'") 
}

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

Scott Cunningham
 
> I have a small dataset containing the ratios of men to women for  
> blacks and whites at the United States level that varies by age.  I  
> want to use -xtline- to create 10 different graphs, with the name of  
> 10 different U.S. states above each graph.  The data is tsset as:
> 
> . tsset id age
> 
> where "id" is a numerical identifier of a United States state 
> and age  
> is the sex ratio for that state at different ages.  I've labeled the  
> values of "id" using "label define idlbl # [name]" so that 
> each value  
> has its accompany US State.  Is there a way to cause xtline 
> to report  
> the names of each state used to create each independent sex ratio?   
> Because, when I do this:
> 
> . xtline sexratio
> 
> it reports a number above each graph.

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