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st: RE: Re: -graph bar, over-: problem with string vars and quotes


From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <SteichT@rjrt.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: -graph bar, over-: problem with string vars and quotes
Date   Fri, 9 Feb 2007 12:18:19 -0500

The easiest solution is to use the single rather than double quote: 

sysuse auto, clear
sort make
replace make = `"'AMC Concord'"' if make == "AMC Concord"
replace make = `"'AMC' Pacer"' if make == "AMC Pacer"
replace make = `"AMC 'Spirit'"' if make == "AMC Spirit"
graph hbar mpg if _n<25, over(make)

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Thomas J. Steichen
steicht@rjrt.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Friedrich Huebler
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 12:13 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Re: -graph bar, over-: problem with string vars and quotes

A side effect of the broken label is that the position of adjacent labels is shifted. In the example below, with 24 bars, the label
for the AMC Concord has moved up and is no longer next to the bar.

sysuse auto, clear
sort make
replace make = `""AMC Concord""' if make == "AMC Concord"
replace make = `""AMC" Pacer"' if make == "AMC Pacer"
replace make = `"AMC "Spirit""' if make == "AMC Spirit"
graph hbar mpg if _n<25, over(make)

Friedrich

--- Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com> wrote:

> I use Stata 8.2. My data contains long strings that sometimes begin 
> with quote marks. I use these string variables to define the groups in 
> -graph bar, over-. When the first word in a string is enclosed in 
> quote marks, the quotes disappear from the labels and the labels 
> themselves are broken up into more than one line. The effect can be 
> reproduced with the auto data.
> 
> sysuse auto, clear
> sort make
> gen n = _n
> replace make = `""AMC Concord""' if make == "AMC Concord"
> replace make = `""AMC" Pacer"' if make == "AMC Pacer"
> replace make = `"AMC "Spirit""' if make == "AMC Spirit"
> graph hbar mpg if n<5, over(make)
> 
> The AMC Pacer label should have quotes around "AMC". Instead, the 
> quotes are gone and the words AMC and Pacer are in two separate lines. 
> The labels for AMC Concord and AMC Spirit are drawn as expected. 
> Because of the nature of my data the labels should be written in one 
> line and with all quote marks. How can this be accomplished?
> 
> Friedrich Huebler


 
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