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st: -graph twoway- and x-axis positioning


From   "Stephen P. Jenkins" <stephenj@essex.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: -graph twoway- and x-axis positioning
Date   Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:04:55 -0000

An Excel-using colleague has asked me how to have the x-axis of a
twoway plot go through zero (or some other number) on the y-axis.

Consider 
	sysuse auto
	ge y = price - 5000
	* x-axis below all values (default)
	scatter y mpg	
	* line through zero; axis labelling and ticks below
	scatter y mpg, yline(0) xscale(noline)
	* ? how to force x-axis through zero ?
	
I've looked through the [G] manual, and searched the Statalist
archive, but have not yet been able to discover how to do this.  (It's
not necessarily aesthetically desirable, I know, but I have been
presented with the 'challenge'.)


Stephen
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