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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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RE: st: number format in graph labels |

Date |
Wed, 13 Aug 2008 17:10:13 +0100 |

This is precisely what -mylabels- from SSC can do for you (see my earlier suggestion, sent at about the same time as this). Doing it from first principles is always instructive, however. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Steven Samuels You can create a new label for the values you want to show on the graph /**********************************************************************/ sysuse auto,clear label define gwt000 0 "0" 1000 "1" 2000 "2" 3000 "3" 4000 "4" 5000 "5" /// 6000 "6" 7000 "7" 8000 "8" 9000 "9" 10000 "10" label values weight gwt000 twoway scatter weight trunk, ylabel(0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000, valuelabel) ytitle("Weight (1,000's of Pounds)") /**********************************************************************/ help -label- will show you how to save such temporary labels for further use. Note that you can make the label go as high as you like, but use only a subset of values in the -ylabel- option. On Aug 13, 2008, at 11:29 AM, Maarten buis wrote: > --- Gisella Young <gisellayoung@yahoo.com> wrote: >> It occurs to me that a (hopefully) simpler way might just be to title >> the y-axis "Whatever (thousands)" or "Whatever ('000)" and then have >> the labels all divided by a thousand, so what would have been 1000000 >> would just be 1000, in which case the absence of spaces doesn't >> really matter as the smaller number of 0's is easy to see. However >> I'm not sure if there is an easy way of doing this (in my pre-Stata >> life I made a lot of graphs in Excel and there is an option to tick >> to show the graph scale in 100's, 1000's, etc). I don't want to >> actually divide my y variable by 1000 as i still want the original >> variable to be used in plotting the chart, but just want to show the >> variable graphically in '000's - is there a way to do this in Stata? > > This is exactly what I would do. If you think carefully about it, an > option that removes three zeros from the y-axis labels does exactly > the > same thing as dividing your y by 1000 and use that variable for the > plot. > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: number format in graph labels***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**RE: st: number format in graph labels***From:*Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>

**Re: st: number format in graph labels***From:*Steven Samuels <sjhsamuels@earthlink.net>

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