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Re: st: spmap legend title


From   "Scott Merryman" <scott.merryman@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: spmap legend title
Date   Fri, 6 Jul 2007 10:35:46 -0500

On 7/6/07, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote:
Maurizio,

Thank you, the -bexpand- option helps but my title is so long that the
legend border cuts through the text. You can see what I mean with the
modified example 3b from the -spmap- help file. I made the title
longer and added a line around the legend.

. use "Italy-RegionsData.dta"
. spmap using "Italy-RegionsCoordinates.dta", ///
id(id) diagram(variable(relig1 relig2 relig3) ///
xcoord(xcoord) ycoord(ycoord) legenda(on)) ///
legend(region(lcolor(black) fcolor(white)) ///
title("Religious orientation in Italy by region", ///
size(*0.5) bexpand justification(left)))

The legend title can be written in two lines with -title("Religious
orientation" "in Italy by region")- and the text can be made smaller
but I would like to keep the title in one line at the same size. Can
the border be drawn around the entire legend, including the long
title?
You could use the -margin()- suboption within the -region()- option:

use "Italy-RegionsData.dta"
spmap using "Italy-RegionsCoordinates.dta", ///
id(id) diagram(variable(relig1 relig2 relig3) ///
xcoord(xcoord) ycoord(ycoord) legenda(on)) ///
legend(region(lcolor(black) margin(0 4.8 0 0) fcolor(white)) ///
title("Religious orientation in Italy by region", ///
size(*0.5) bexpand justification(left)))


Scott
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