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RE: st: RE: Graph axis labelling range


From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Graph axis labelling range
Date   Tue, 20 Feb 2007 17:42:57 -0600

How about this?

twoway scatter mpg price, ylabel(minmax,nogrid )   ///
  xlabel(minmax) yscale(  nofextend  )  xscale(nofextend) /// 
  plotregion(lcol(none) margin(5 2 10 2))

Scott


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Steichen, Thomas J.
> Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 11:51 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: RE: st: RE: Graph axis labelling range
> 
> A nice cross between my proposal and Scott's is
> 
> twoway scatter mpg price, ylabel(minmax,nogrid)  ///
> xlabel(minmax) yscale(nofextend) xscale(nofextend) plotregion(lcol(none))
> 
> This is clean and simple but gives the default gap.
> 
> Tom
> 
> -----------------------------------
> Thomas J. Steichen
> steicht@rjrt.com
> -----------------------------------
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Winter
> Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 12:34 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: RE: Graph axis labelling range
> 
> Yes, that gives a version of what I'm looking for.  I also want to be
> able to extend the range of the axis, yet also retain the ability to
> have the axis line only extend over a defined range.  For that, I think
> I need an approach along the lines of what I was doing, as made more
> elegant by Thomas Steichen.
> 
> (That is, doing something like yscale(ra(0 50)) then means that the
> nofextend draws the axis from 0 to 50.)
> 
> A question for Statacorp, perhaps: is there a way to extract
> programmatically the size of the default gap between the axis and the
> data area, from the current scheme?
> 
> --Nick
> 
> Scott Merryman wrote:
> > 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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