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Re: st: -graph twoway- and x-axis positioning


From   "Austin Nichols" <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: -graph twoway- and x-axis positioning
Date   Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:14:59 -0500

Stephen--
You want the ticks and labels moved into the inner plot region??
Seems like a bad idea, but you could write a little pre-processing
program to accumulate the necessary ticks (lines) and labels (text) in
a local.  Is it worth the effort?

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Stephen P. Jenkins
<stephenj@essex.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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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