The uscoord.dta contains the outlines of the states. The first observations
are:
_ID _X _Y
1
1 -9618628.4 4865253.1
1 -9623409.2 4865611.5
1 -9622746.7 4854244.4
1 -9615432.3 4846464.9
1 -9627468.7 4854868.1
1 -9629634.2 4863573.2
Use the us-database.dta file to add state name or abbreviations to the map.
This file contains the centroid coordinates.
Scott
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Scott Cunningham
> Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 2:13 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: tmap question
>
> I'm using tmap 2.0 and had a question about the addplot() command. I
> have a variable called "sr" which is the ratio of women to men at the
> United States state level. I would like to have added to the map the
> abbreviation for each of the United States states. I appear to be
> having trouble with the xplot and yplot syntax within addplot. For
> instance, here is the simple map I've made without the addplot.
>
> tmap choropleth sr if id!=13 & id!=56, id(id) map(uscoord.dta) palette
> (Blues) title(`"`"Sex Ratios for 18-24 year-olds, 2000"'"') subtitle
> ("White Americans")
>
> I would like to now add the state abbreviation to the map, making it
> easier to interpret. I'm reading a user guide written by Maurizio
> Pisati, and he writes that addplot requires the x- and y-coordinates
> of the variable name. Contained in uscoord.dta are 3 variables:
> _ID, _X and _Y. So I type the following:
>
> tmap choropleth sr if id!=13 & id!=56, id(id) map(uscoord.dta) palette
> (Blues) title(`"`"Sex Ratios for 18-24 year-olds, 2000"'"') subtitle
> ("White Americans") addplot(label sr if id!=13 & id!=56, x(X) y(Y))
>
> But this elicits an error, saying that the syntax for addplot is
> incorrect. I am assuming that the problem lies with the use of the
> x- and y-coordinates. And reading through Dr. Pisati's user guide
> more closely, I notice in an example that his x- and y-coordinates
> appear to be in the main using file - not in his coordinates file.
>
> Here's the variables I have for me main file:
>
> STATE
> NAME
> FIPS
> LON
> LAT
> id
> fip
> sr
>
> Any help is appreciated.
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