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st: RE: Graph axis labelling range


From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Graph axis labelling range
Date   Mon, 19 Feb 2007 15:34:41 -0600

How about this:

twoway scatter mpg price, ylabel(minmax,nogrid)  /// 
	xlabel(minmax) yscale(nofextend) xscale(nofextend)


Scott


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Winter
> Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 2:02 PM
> To: Stata List
> Subject: st: Graph axis labelling range
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I am trying to create a "range-frame" around a scatterplot (see Tufte,
> Visual Display of Quantitative Information, pp 130-131).  The basic idea
> is that the axis line is drawn only for the range of the data.
> 
> I've managed to create it (for the y-axis only in this example) as
> follows:
> 
> . sysuse auto
> 
> . graph twoway scatter mpg price || ///
> 	scatteri 12 -250 41 -250, c(l) msym(none) , ///
> 	plotregion(margin(l 0  b 0)) yscale(noline) ///
> 	ylab(12 41, nogrid) xscale(ra(-200 15000)) ///
> 	legend(off) yscal(ra(10 45))
> 
> But this seems like a pretty ugly way to go (and requires some ad-hoc
> tinkering).
> 
> I'd have thought that the yscale(noextend) option would get me where I
> want to go, but this command:
> 
> . graph twoway scatter mpg price , yscale(noextend)
> 
> draws a y-axis that runs from about 15.5 to 26.2.  Not sure why that's
> happening.
> 
> Is this something someone has programmed, or on which someone has a
> better approach?
> 
> Thanks
> Nick Winter
> 
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