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From |
vwiggins@stata.com (Vince Wiggins, StataCorp) |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Bar graph: problem with category labels |

Date |
Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:31:51 -0500 |

Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> writes, > When a two-line category label is added to a -graph hbar, over()- > horizontal bar graph, the labels above the two-line label are no > longer centered next to the bars. This happens in Stata versions 8, > 9 and 10. > > . sysuse auto > . graph hbar mpg trunk, over(rep78) > . graph hbar mpg trunk, over(rep78, relabel(3 "One line")) > . graph hbar mpg trunk, over(rep78, relabel(3 `""Two" "lines""')) > . graph hbar mpg trunk turn, over(rep78, relabel(3 `""Two" "lines""')) > > In the first two graphs all category labels are centered next to the > bars. In the third and fourth graph the labels for the first two > categories are shifted up along the vertical axis. > > How can all category labels be centered next to the bars? Pages of explanation would not make this clear. Better to run the commands Friedrich supplied and see the problem for yourself. Scott Merryman <scott.merryman@gmail.com> came up with what Friedrich rightly calls an "amazing" solution. . graph hbar mpg trunk, over(rep78, /// relabel(1 `"" "" ""1"" "" ""' 2 `"" "" ""2"" "" ""' 3 `""Two" "lines""')) Scott basically forced the correct alignment of labels by throwing a pair of blank lines around each default label that was displaying one row higher than center. Scott's creative solution notwithstanding, this looks like a bug to me and one that we will fix in the next ado updates. -- Vince vwiggins@stata.com * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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