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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
RE: st: labels on bar graphs |

Date |
Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:14:46 +0200 |

All these clever solutions have a funny tendency to remind me of one thing: a software that takes prides in its graph capabilities should not force users to go to such lengths for a mundane task like labeling with percentages... Martin Weiss _________________________________________________________________ Diplom-Kaufmann Martin Weiss Mohlstrasse 36 Room 415 72074 Tuebingen Germany Fon: 0049-7071-2978184 Home: http://www.wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de/cms/index.php?id=1130 Publications: http://www.wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de/cms/index.php?id=1131 SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=669945 -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Svend Juul Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 9:56 AM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: labels on bar graphs Rich wrote: 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)? ====================================================================== You could -contract- the dataset, determine the maximum percent, and create a macro containing a label corresponding to that. Here is an example: ------------------------------------------------------------- sysuse auto , clear contract rep78 , percent(pct) nomiss local pmax = r(max)/r(sum) if `pmax' < .05 { local ylab `" 0 " 0% " 1 " 1% " 2 " 2% " 3 " 3% " 4 " 4% " 5 " 5% " "' } else if `pmax' < .10 { local ylab `" 0 " 0% " 2 " 2% " 4 " 4% " 6 " 6% " 8 " 8% " 10 " 10% " "' } else if `pmax' < .20 { local ylab `" 0 " 0% " 5 " 5% " 10 " 10% " 15 " 15% " 20 " 20% " "' } else { local ylab `" 0 " 0% " 10 " 10% " 20 " 20% " 30 " 30% " 40 " 40% " 50 " 50% " "' } graph bar pct , over(rep78) ylabel(`ylab') ------------------------------------------------------------- Hope this helps Svend __________________________________________ Svend Juul Institut for Folkesundhed, Afdeling for Epidemiologi (Institute of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology) Vennelyst Boulevard 6 DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark Phone: +45 8942 6090 Home: +45 8693 7796 Email: sj@soci.au.dk __________________________________________ * * 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**:**Re: st: labels on bar graphs***From:*Svend Juul <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>

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