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st: aspect ratio and font size


From   "Maarten Buis" <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: aspect ratio and font size
Date   Tue, 28 Nov 2006 19:52:07 +0100

I want to change the aspect ratio of a graph (and not the
aspect ratio of the plot region). I am doing that with the 
ysize and/or xsize option, following the advise in 
[G] region_options. However, this tends to change the font 
size of all texts in the graph. Furthermore this appears 
to depend on the aspect ratio and not the final size of 
the graph, see the example below. Is this logical/intended/
a feature? 

For the aspect ratio I am looking for (about 1) the fonts tend 
to be too big for my taste. Is there way of changing the sizes 
of all the fonts other than manually changing them for each 
axis label, axis title, title?

Best,
Maarten 

*--------- begin example ---------
sysuse auto
scatter price mpg, name(normal, replace)
scatter price mpg, xsize(4) name(abnormal1, replace)
/*This way I get an aspectratio of about 1, which is good
  but the all fonts look too big, which is bad */

scatter price mpg, xsize(1) name(abnormal2, replace)
/*This way I get an aspectratio is way off, which is bad
  but the all fonts look smaller, which is good */

scatter price mpg, xsize(1) ysize(1) name(abnormal3, replace)
/*This way I get an aspectratio of about 1 again, which is good
  but the all fonts look too big, which is bad */
*---------- end example -------------

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Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
Boelelaan 1081 
1081 HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

visiting address:
Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434 

+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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