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"Frank de Libero" <fedmerchant@comcast.net> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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st: RE: labels on bar graphs |

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Sun, 29 Jun 2008 18:51:05 -0700 |

What follows may help you solve your particular problem. For a recent chart book for WA state legislature, there were numerous charts that used code similar to: //Calculate mean # bills passed and assign to local macros //This is semi-automatic: There's no intervention needed for axis //labeling, determining mean levels. forval x = 1/2 { //x represents chamber: 1 = Senate; 2 = House summarize passed if chamber==`x', meanonly local mean`x' = round(r(mean)) //eg, mean1 = mean of Senate } And then in the body of the chart commands: ytitle("Number of bills passed") ylabel(0 `mean1' `=`mean1' - 73' "(Avg)" 525, notick) I'd then visually review all the charts and make adjustments if needed, but generally the above worked well. Perhaps with modification a similar approach would work for you. ..Frank -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Goldstein Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:53 PM To: statalist Subject: st: labels on bar graphs Hi: I need to produce a sizable number of bar graphs for a client. The client wants the y-axis to be labeled as, e.g., "15%" rather than as, e.g., .15. The range of proportions for these graphs varies quite a bit (from a max of less than .05 to a max of over .2) so I don't want to force them all to be the same. After seeing a graph, it is easy enough to use the ylabel option to get what I want. Given that I am generally willing to live with Stata's automatic choice of tick marks, is there a way to automatically get labels in the form I want (e.g., "15%") rather than the way Stata wants (e.g., .15)? Thanks, Rich * * 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/ * * 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/

**References**:**st: labels on bar graphs***From:*Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>

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